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Clear just one type of Recent Items from the Apple Menu System
The Apple Menu's Recent Items menu has a Clear Menu command, which clears out all the entries in that menu. But what if your want to clear just one category -- just Documents, for example?

You can clear just one type of Recent Items by going to System Preferences » Appearance, and temporarily setting the 'Number of recent items' for the category you want to clear to None. That category will be cleared out, and then you can reset it to the number of items you usually keep (the items previously there will not reappear). This works for in 10.6 and probably earlier, but I never discovered it before.

(If you have the Recent Items Stack in your Dock, and you clear the category that the stack is currently showing, it will disappear, although it will still take up a Dock space. In other words, it's a Stack with nothing in it. If you click on that empty-looking space, your Dock may restart -- at least mine does. Don't be alarmed; no harm is done.)
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Clear just one type of Recent Items from the Apple Menu
Authored by: hookoa on Jan 08, '10 09:48:26AM
"If you have the Recent Items Stack in your Dock," OKů how do I add Recent Items Stack to my Dock? Where do I find THAT? Thanks--- "It's common knowledge among the clergy that God invented beef briskets for Texans". ........Cactus Pryor
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"It's common knowledge among the clergy that God invented beef briskets for
Texans".
........Cactus Pryor
Edited on Jan 08, '10 09:49:02AM by hookoa


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Clear just one type of Recent Items from the Apple Menu
Authored by: hijack on Jan 08, '10 03:41:49PM

Oh yes please! Tell me too. I looked all over for a folder of recent items to add to the dock!! And whilst on that issue, my stacks only open as folders when the dock is on the left side of screen. stacks at the bottom and folders on the side. Any clues would be appreciated



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Clear just one type of Recent Items from the Apple Menu
Authored by: gopes on Jan 08, '10 08:45:42PM

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071101055329470.

It's pretty cool, and you can keep adding the stacks to you can have a recent apps, favorite volumes (those that appear in the Finder sidebar), etc.

Edited on Jan 08, '10 08:47:27PM by gopes


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