How to Exclude Certain File Types from Recent Documents

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bmoseley07, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. bmoseley07 macrumors member


    Jan 13, 2007
    Alright, so I just saw this terminal script dock tip from where your recent Applications or Recent Documents among other "Recent" choices show up as a stack, which I thought was perfect because I could finally show my recent documents, which I couldn't do before due to smart folders not working with stacks. The only problem now is that the most inane file types show up there, such as iChat files and prefPanes, so I was wondering if anybody knew of script that would allow for you to exclude those doc types from showing up in recent documents. I just want my actual recent documents that I'm likely to look at like Word, Excel and PowerPoints to show up.

    So if anybody has any ideas, it'd greatly appreciated.
  2. John89 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    I know this post is very VERY old, but i would like to know if anyone knows how to do it? I would like to limit my 'Recent Documents' stack to just Office for Mac file types.

    Thanks for the help

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