Hide Recent Items in Mac OS X

Mac os x displays the recent list of the files opened just like mac os x, but the process is little bit different in case of mac os, you actually need to click on apple icon and then go to recent items.

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There are many mac users out there who do not want others to see the recent opened files list like this on mac os x, so if you are one of them you can easily hide the recent items list option

Do Not Show Recent Items in Mac OS X

In case you want to hide the recent files or items opened, you can simply set this under system preferences to make this possible. Go to system preferences >> general and then set the recent items numbers to none.

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Once you set recent items to none – it will stop showing the recent items as you can see in the image below.

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Bonus Tip

Another tip to keep using Recent Items but delete the list of recent opens apps, files and documents is to use the clear menu option.

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There are many mac users out there who do not want others to see the recent opened files list like this on mac os x, so if you are one of them you can easily hide the recent items list option

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