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Hi, This is somewhat of a bizarre request. I am wondering where the "Recent Items" list in OSX (accessible from the Apple menu) is stored. In Classic, this was just a folder with aliases to recently opened Applications and Doents. What I would like to do is clear an application from this list (after it shows up). I haven't been able to find any information on this anywhere. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks, Mike H....

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    Default Where are "Recent Items" stored?

    Hi,

    This is somewhat of a bizarre request. I am wondering where the "Recent
    Items" list in OSX (accessible from the Apple menu) is stored. In Classic,
    this was just a folder with aliases to recently opened Applications and
    Doents.

    What I would like to do is clear an application from this list (after it
    shows up). I haven't been able to find any information on this anywhere.
    Does anybody have any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Mike H.

    Mike H. Guest

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    > This is somewhat of a bizarre request. I am wondering where the "Recent
    > Items" list in OSX (accessible from the Apple menu) is stored.
    Here:
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

    Regards,
    Mani

    Manfred Lippert Guest

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    Default Re: Where are "Recent Items" stored?

    In article <BB8FBD4D.1A174%manimani.de>,
    Manfred Lippert <manimani.de> wrote:
    >> This is somewhat of a bizarre request. I am wondering where the "Recent
    >> Items" list in OSX (accessible from the Apple menu) is stored.
    >
    >Here:
    >~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist
    But don't try to do it by editing that file, the contents are
    sometimes cached. Use the 'defaults' command to do it instead.
    'man defaults' for details.

    If you're programming in Cocoa then you have even simpler
    access to the defaults system.


    Simon Slavin Guest

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    Default Re: Where are "Recent Items" stored?

    In article <BB92A9D8966853DD4410.0.1.2>,
    [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote:
    > In article <BB8FBD4D.1A174%manimani.de>,
    > Manfred Lippert <manimani.de> wrote:
    >
    > >> This is somewhat of a bizarre request. I am wondering where the "Recent
    > >> Items" list in OSX (accessible from the Apple menu) is stored.
    > >
    > >Here:
    > >~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist
    >
    > But don't try to do it by editing that file, the contents are
    > sometimes cached. Use the 'defaults' command to do it instead.
    > 'man defaults' for details.
    >
    > If you're programming in Cocoa then you have even simpler
    > access to the defaults system.
    In either Cocoa or Carbon, CFPreferences is a good API to use for this.

    meeroh

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