Appleworks 6 recent items

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  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    I have AW6, and have noticed that the "recently opened items" screen just keeps adding every file I open into it. There doesn't seem to be a cut off date or quantity. Even some files I deleted months ago still are represented!

    I've looked in Preferences and could not find a place to change this setting. Does anyone know if there is a way to set the limit of recent items in that starting points screen? :confused:
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Open AppleWorks > Preferences. Locate the Topic: pop-up menu at the top of the dialog box. Select Files from the pop-up menu. Locate the Recent Items: checkbox near the bottom of the dialog box. You should be able to take it from here.
     
  3. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Ah, yes, that is for the recent items in the "File" menu.

    However, I am speaking of the "Recent Items" tab in the "Starting Points" screen. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
     
  4. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    I have found I can delete individual items, on a one-by-one basis, from the "Recent Items" tab in the "Starting Points" screen. It is a CTRL-Click function.

    However, get this. There is a limit to how many I can delete! I was CTRL-Clicking away, scrolling and selecting "Delete Starting Point" or whatever. Then, after a few times, I was no longer given the delete option! Also weird: a few items refused to be deleted.

    Anyway, one shouldn't have to go throught their entire list and delete one by one anyway. Surely, there must be a preference screen for this somewhere?!?! :confused: (And don't call me Shirley)
     
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    ~/documents/appleworks user data/ starting points/recent items

    There you can delete them and the next time the launch will be a bit faster.

    Hope it helps.
     
  6. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Oh, good idea, AmigoMac. Thanks! :D

    Still, there should be a pref screen. :mad:
     

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