How to delete recently opened files from context menu (dock icon) ??

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    #1
    I'm talking about apps like Preview and QuickTime.
    Right click on the dock icon to reveal recently opened files.

    Anyone know how to delete some (or all) files from that list?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    #2
    no tried removing them, but would think this should do it

    have a look under the apple menu for recently opened files, there is a button there to clear the list
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    1. Deleted files still show up in the list.

    2. Clearing recently opened files only deletes them in that list. Lists in specific apps are still there.
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    have a look in system preferences, general

    few options on there for recent, can be set to none
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Set all of them to 'none', but recent files still show up in the specific app list.
     
  6. muff7 macrumors newbie

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  7. rcahearn macrumors newbie

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    In Preview, go to File -> Open Recent -> Clear Menu

    Then, completely quit Preview (cmd-Q) and re-open it. Recent documents should be gone from the right click menu and not appear on the application window expose.
     
  8. mazurka macrumors member

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    Do as above and then in the right click option in the dock icon click on Show Recent (this is in Lion) and the screen will dim but no thumbnails will appear, as they normally would, as you have already cleared the menu. Then click on the desktop to cancel this and when you go back to the dock icon and right click, the recent file names will have disappeared. Bit complicated, isn't it?
     

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