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    Recent Files list not updating?

    I've noticed in the last few days that the 2019 Recent Files screen and the Recent Files list in the File menu are not updating. The list of projects shown has been static all week. Projects that I've been working in are either in the middle of the list or not showing in the list at all. The Revit.ini file has today's date and time from just a few minutes ago, but it's as if it's not updating that portion of the file. I'll try clearing out that portion of the .ini file and see what happens.
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    We never get a recent files list (am I a meanie?) at least on the next day. I've got IT copying over the .ini to users machines every morning, as long as they have restarted their machine. makes any .ini updates a lot more automated. Dynamo packages the same way keeps everyone up to date. Not that it happens that often, but it does make it easier.

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    On the Dynamo packages i am completely with you... But there are some settings in User INI that i (personally) think should be users choice.

    Colors for Selection and PreHighlight
    Colors for Backgrounds
    Select Links, Underlays, Pinned Elements, Face/Edge
    Snap settings
    DisableMPPAutoApply (i find houses strictly divided on this one)
    Chain settings
    Tag on placement settings

    Id be exhausted if those reset themselves everyday. I would actually start keeping a stashed INI to replace the one IT kept replacing, if i was a user there. Hehehehe.
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    I, too, am curious what's the advantage of overwriting the Revit.INI?
    What is it that changes often enough to push a new file every day?

    And, as to the OP, I sees to get between 5 and 8 actual "Recent" files, but I ALWAYS have the Sample Architectural and Sample Structural projects showing.
    Which I NEVER want. I've never even opened the Structural & probably only opened the Arch file while I was in beta.

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    Might also have to do with the fact that Revit 2019 has a new Startup Screen.

    I personally have the Startup Screen turned off to force people to go through the Open dialog and not be lazy and open Locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn_K View Post
    I personally have the Startup Screen turned off to force people to go through the Open dialog and not be lazy and open Locals.
    That's exactly what the 2019 Home screen avoids. (more accurately 2019.2)
    I'd explain, but I already have here:
    https://www.revitforum.org/architect...tml#post216771

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    Yes, bad wording on my part, I have the Startup Screen turned off in Revit prior to R19.2

    Also really like the new one with the integrated BIM360 locations/projects.

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    I guess I am a meanie

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    I don't doubt that.
    But still, other than sheer spite, what's the advantage of a new INI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I don't doubt that.
    But still, other than sheer spite, what's the advantage of a new INI?

    When you need to update things, like: Paths to templates and libraries, or adding Additional Render Appearance Paths, or pushing settings that you dont want users messing with, or needing to rename servers (happens more than i like in some offices), it can be handy.

    Handy enough to force it on users every day? No. Elton is a meanie. lol.

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