When opening QGIS 3.10 on Windows 10 after a recent fresh install to a new computer using OSGeo4W I seem to be missing the recent Projects Tab. I have News and Project Templates appearing but no recent projects although ones have been opened and worked on since the new install.

Is there an option to turn this on somewhere that I'm missing?

  • I have the same issue with QGIS 3.10.0-3 on Win 7, even after a clean uninstall. – user104475 Nov 28 '19 at 9:13
  • I have the same issue with 3.10.1 on Windows 10 with a new Q profile. It must be a limited # of affected users as I keep expecting it to show up in the bug reports. I became spoiled having the recent projects on the startup page. – Rob Willson Dec 10 '19 at 23:02

It seems the panel is hidden:

Can you try to drag and drop the border of dialog like in this GIF?

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Answer from Nyall, https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/issues/33718#issuecomment-573907204

  • Exactly the answer I received on github that worked lol Thanks for reminding me I had also asked the same question here. Hope this can help others find the answer too – David Laverty Jan 15 '20 at 15:38
  • Still an issue in QGIS 3.14.16-Pi after a new install. When first drag and drop the border after install, QGIS remembers setting until next QGIS update. – Jakob Sep 25 '20 at 6:22

This is the solution, the pane is hidden. Seems like a bit of a UI failing on the designers of the welcome page...


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It's likely because there is no recent projects to show - if you open or save a project, does it show?

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    no, Ive been using it for few days now and the Recent projects part never shows up in the opening page. I have to manually drag in a project everytime i open it. I have also updated to Developer version 3.10.27 i think and the issue is still occuring. – David Laverty Nov 27 '19 at 12:23

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