Jeremy Bicha has proposed merging 
lp:~jbicha/activity-log-manager/turn-off-recently-used-too into 

Requested reviews:
  Activity Log Manager (activity-log-manager)
Related bugs:
  Bug #992338 in Activity Log Manager: "Privacy settings don't affect Gnome 
recently-used list."

For more details, see:

When a user turns off Recording File & Application Usage, both Zeitgeist and 
the GTK/GNOME recently used feature will stop adding new items to their 

As for the second half of the bug, it looks to me like GNOME's Privacy panel 
doesn't yet include an option to clear the recently used database. We could 
just remove the recently-used.xbel file if a user chooses to "Clear Usage Data 
from all time".
Your team Activity Log Manager is requested to review the proposed merge of 
lp:~jbicha/activity-log-manager/turn-off-recently-used-too into 
=== modified file 'src/unified-privacy.vala'
--- src/unified-privacy.vala	2013-07-03 08:09:42 +0000
+++ src/unified-privacy.vala	2013-07-07 21:25:30 +0000
@@ -66,8 +66,12 @@
 		private Gtk.Menu exception_menu;
+		private GLib.Settings privacy_settings;
 		public PrivacyWidget (Blacklist blacklist_interface) {
 			GLib.Object (orientation: Orientation.VERTICAL, spacing:10);
+			privacy_settings = new GLib.Settings ("org.gnome.desktop.privacy");
 			this.blacklist = blacklist_interface;
 			//File/Folder stuffs
@@ -188,6 +192,7 @@
 				var recording = !blacklist.get_incognito();
 				if ( != recording) {
+				privacy_settings.set_boolean("remember-recent-files",;

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