Delete file history for Docked apps

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seeafish, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. seeafish macrumors newbie

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    Hi. Been scouring the net and forums for an answer to this. Hope someone here can help.

    Everytime you open files using various applications, the dock icon itself seems to remember a kind of "most recent" list of these files. I wish to delete this history, but can't seem to find out how!

    For example, in your dock ALT+Click (or right click) on TextEdit, Xcode, TextWrangler, Word, WHATEVER. You should see files you have previously opened. That's the history list I wish to clear.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In addition to a "master list" of recent apps/documents found at  > Recent Items, each app has its own Recent Items list. For example, launch TextEdit and click File > Open Recent > Clear Menu to clear that list. On some apps, like Word, you can right-click on the Word icon on the Dock and select Open Recent > Clear Recent.
     
  3. seeafish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I've tried the File > Recent > Clear option in apps that support it, however, it doesn't clear the dock's history list.
    Yeah I noticed that in word you can clear that list, but that seems to be the only app so far! :( It is essentially that option I need for other apps. Surely there's a way to do this.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apparently it depends on the app, since the Dock list is just a reflection of the app's list. For example, if you clear recent from Word, the list on the dock icon is also cleared.
     
  5. seeafish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... shame. I'll go digging in the app's plist etc see if I can find anything.
     

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