No Recent notes list but Trash list of notes occupies more than half my side bar

No Recent notes list but Trash list of notes occupies more than half my side bar

In using various apps I have learned to love the typical "Recent" list that is often in the side bar. Some apps, particularly notes apps, have the option for the user to enable / disable the Recent notes list. I work with notes every day and I have grown to *love* the Recent notes list, I use it all the time in other notes apps. I find it to be a very painful omission in Nimbus. Like many other users with their typical notes use patterns, it is very common for me to edit a note, navigate to one or two other notes, and then go back to the first one. The "Favourites" list does not help in this instance because I may switch between dozens of notes so I would be perpetually adding to / removing from Favourites which is even more work than navigating. In consulting with other people who use notes apps, they confirmed that they too often have a sub-group of 3-7 notes they move between while working on a specific project and then later when working on a different project they will navigate back-and-forth between a different sub-group of 3-7 notes. All of these are fluid, which is why having a Recents list is a super powerful productivity enhancement. Sadly and comically I've noticed that Nimbus by default has an expandable / collapsible Trash list. Recently I deleted a bunch of notes and I laughed when I saw that more than half my sidebar was occupied by Trash, which is quite literally useless, really nothing more than a distraction from what is important.
Requests:
One: Implement a Recent notes list: 1) User can enable / disable. 2) Minimum 5 notes. 3) Optionally the ability for the user to select how many notes are in the Recents list - this is a valuable option if you can program it because: A) Everyone has different size screens so on small laptops 10 recents can be nearly half the screen height, but for me using a huge monitor I would like access to up to 10. B) Everyone has different work styles. Some people move between 2-3 notes during a project, others can be 10 or even more.
Two: Trash: Seems the default behaviour is to have the list expanded; this is more irritating than useful. Trash is trash, users do not need to see a list of notes they have trashed, it is a waste of good space and is distracting. Please change the default setting to have the Trash view in the collapsed view.
Thank-you!