This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.


is a global option that specifies which recently opened notebooks are listed under the File menu.


  • The Wolfram System maintains a list of recently opened notebooks under the File menu. You can use this list to quickly and conveniently access these notebooks.
  • You can use NotebooksMenu to control which notebooks are displayed. Click the square button next to the option setting to bring up a dialog box containing a list of currently available notebooks. Click the appropriate button to add or remove a notebook from the list or to edit the information corresponding to a notebook.
  • The name of each notebook is stored as a FrontEnd`FileName object. In addition, several other options can be specified, such as opening the notebook automatically on startup or reusing the menu slot when other notebooks are opened more recently. These options are stored as "notebook name"->{settings}.

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Introduced in 1999