Just had another look. So, my original statement that other gtk-3 apps show "Recent" for Save is probably wrong (also checked eog and evince). Not sure what made me believe that. Only gtk-2 apps do (e.g. gimp, inkscape, chromium, libreoffice, all checked under Ubuntu 16.04).
Nevertheless, it's an inconsistency of the user experience. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to evolution in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1629355 Title: Bad user experience: Missing "recent documents" in save dialogs Status in evolution package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Bug description: Ubuntu 16.04, evolution-184.108.40.206-0ubuntu3. Open an email with an attachment, and click on the button to save the attachment. A file chooser dialog appears. The bug is that it is not possible to select the recently used documents. Note that other gtk-3 file dialogs show the recently used documents even in save dialogs. Evolution-3.18 seemed to have disabled this feature although it is super-practical when you want to save many files (e.g. email attachments) to the same directory. Earlier versions of evolution supported this. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/1629355/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp