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10.6: Clear Finder's Recent Folders list at shut down
Authored by: ruggix on Feb 08, '10 05:17:57AM
Ok guys. Since you cannot imagine any useful application of this hint, let me just explain a little more the purpose of such a procedure. Imagine you have created a hidden folder or, even more an encrypted disk image, to store your very secret "work documents". You need to get rid of any history otherwise there would be tracks of your hidden folder. You can easily disable the history for most recent applications, files and folders located in the Apple menu (by System Preferences-> appearance) but not the Recent Folders list in the "Go" menu. On this forum I found this solution but I thought it was not so efficient to have a crontab job running every minute. This one works like a charm, the shutdown process has not get longer and the execution is completely invisible. By the way, since I am rather new to the Mac world and I would like to learn more, could you explain me please why a LogoutHook would be more appropriate than this? Is the rc.shutdown solution somehow deprecated? Thank you all. Bye

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10.6: Clear Finder's Recent Folders list at shut down
Authored by: Zim on Feb 08, '10 09:27:31AM

a) thanks for the hint.. it gave me ideas for something similar I wanted to accomplish.

b) as for logout vs. shutdown.. I don't know but am guessing/asking, it strikes me that a logout item should run at user privilege level, where a shutdown would need admin level (as it affects all users)

c) as for folks that ask why.. hey if a hint does not apply to you, just move along.. nothing for you to see.



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10.6: Clear Finder's Recent Folders list at shut down
Authored by: V.K. on Feb 09, '10 06:03:37PM

a logout hook is more appropriate because it runs on every logout rather than just shutdown. it's also easier to customize on a multi-user system as you can reference the current user as $1 in a logout hook script.



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