How to clear the history in Preview App.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigpoppamac31, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    So in preview when you "exposé" it gives you a row stuff at the bottom of images and such that you previously had open. How do I clear that? If I go to File > Open Recent > Clear Menu and click that it clears that list. But the row of previously viewed stuff on the bottom still remains. Is there a way to clear that also? The only I've seen that will do it is if I restart my computer. If I "right click" the icon in the dock the history is still there.
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    If you clear the recent and then quit Preview, then the recent files in the right click menu and exposé will go away when you quit Preview. Nothing will come back when you next open Preview (it doesn't for me).

    I don't think you are closing Preview. In your dock it should remove the icon (or if it is pinned to the dock it should remove the dot underneath the icon) if you quit Preview.
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Like @cruisin mentioned, make sure you close the last photo before closing Preview.

    You can also go under File-Open Recent-Clear Menu.

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