[Bf-committers] Bf-committers Digest, Vol 71, Issue 16

Harley Acheson hacheson at shawnigan.ca
Sun Jun 6 23:13:47 CEST 2010


Just a silly little patch. 

On Windows, when we double-click on a “blend” file to launch Blender with it, the OS will 
add that document to its own “Recent Documents” list. However, if we open or save a 
document within Blender that list is not updated. This is because we don’t use OS-supplied 
dialogs for opening and saving. 

The following patch informs Windows, using “ SHAddToRecentDocs ”, when Blender opens 
or saves a document so that the OS knows about them. 


On Windows XP these recent items can be seen in the “Documents” list on the Start Menu. 
On Windows 7, however, this information is used in new ways. If Blender is added to the “Start 
Menu” as a main item it will be shown with a per-application fly-out menu showing recent 
blend files. If Blender is “pinned” to the new Windows 7 Taskbar, you can right-click on it to 
see a “jump list” that will include these recently-used documents. 


Regards, Harley Acheson 

Virtual Dogsbody 
Info Tech Department 
Shawnigan Lake School 

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