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  1. #1
    delete recent items in preview
    I want to delete the recent items list for good in preview. I want to go into terminal but need to know what code to enter. Thanks

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    delete recent items in preview

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    Preview? As in the Application?
    Go to Preview, file, open recent, clear menu!

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    Actually I want to prevent them from being there. I would like to set the limit to none.

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    delete recent items in preview

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    I don't believe this would be possible, not even via terminal.
    I don't see how clearing the history when you want to is so difficult, but perhaps there is an Automator guru out there who could figure out a way to do this for you each time you quit preview.

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    You are right it's not hard to clear it every time. But why not do it if it can be done. I like a challenge. I'm sure that someone can do it.
    Don't fret 6 string, you did help me, thanks.

  6. #6
    Solution
    From the command line...

    defaults delete com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList RecentDocuments
    defaults write com.apple.Preview NSRecentDocumentsLimit 0
    defaults write com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList RecentDocuments -dict-add MaxAmount 0
    killall Dock

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