XCode Question

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lpeedin, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    I am slowing learning to navigate XCode - hope this is the correct place to ask a question about it.

    In System Preferences/General/Number of Recent Items is set to 10; but XCode continually gives me an empty list in Open Recent.

    I used a lot of different editors/IDEs in my 25+ years of programming, but XCode is probably going to be the death of me. :p
  2. macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    For Xcode, a "recent item" is an xcode project, not a single file of source code. If you use Xcode to edit other (non project) code files, these files don't show up as recent items.

    There is one more thing, what Xcode calls a workspace, which itself can be a "recent item" I think. It's a bit confusing to me also!
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    Thanks, while not what I really wanted to hear ;) at least I know what direction to take now.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2003
    Xcode should show your recent projects in accordance with the settings in System Preferences. So it seems to be an issue that affects some people.

    This blog might have the answer you're looking for to fix the empty list:

  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    Thanks. I was expecting it to show recent "file", but it appears to just show "projects"; however, I did determine that I can see the recent files from inside the project.

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