Recent files list - not to contain files created by 'save a copy'
Windows 10. Illustrator 22.
Currently, when using longish file names, the file extension is truncated and missing from the recent file list.
This wasn't a problem until you started including files that had been created by 'save a copy' in the list.
So now I often get 2 identically named files appearing next to each other with no way to work out which is the .pdf and which is the .ai without clicking on it - which also moves the wrong one up the recent list.
I'm just not sure files created by 'save a copy' should be there.
An alternative solution would be to truncate the name but keep the file extension visible (or use some other icon to indicate the filetype).
Adrian Jean commented
YES! — Only show AI / AIT files please!
When I export a bunch of JPG's from artboards, all of those JPG files are in recent items as well — which is madness.
Dane Muldoon commented
Not just Windows. Same for Mac - really annoying. I commonly create a .ai file then save as .pdf and later can't tell which is which in the Open Recent Files menu. I like the suggestion of, "An alternative solution would be to truncate the name but keep the file extension visible (or use some other icon to indicate the filetype)."