Now I cannot ignore it anymore. GNOME got broken for me and I have no idea why or when.
I got used to GNOME because of its simplicity yet some few couple of visual effects. KDE is just too much for me.
First, this exact issue got worse: I open any file with any GNOME application (gedit, the pdf viewer however it’s called, etc) then reboot. This now always causes to generate a new recently-used.xbel.xxxxxx (being the x’s any alphanumeric combination, capitals included) aside previous ones and the original recently-used.xbel. ALWAYS. Open any file -no modifying even needed- then reboot system. That’s all!
For now I left “Usage and History” disabled in Privacy settings then shutdown. I’m no longer at the place until tomorrow.
And don’t give me “change to LXDE” or similar because all of them are GTK+3 based DEs thus using the same infamous recently-used.xbel thing.
Second, prior to realizing the above issue I did a zypper up then rebooted. Did stuff, then shutdown PC. When wanting to shutdown or reboot, in the shutdown menu -with options shutdown, reboot, suspend- now also appears the checkbox “Install pending updates”. How is this possible!? I just did a system update!
And please don’t throw me the “make a new user” stuff because that’s no option for me