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neorf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How can i delete history in Preview? i'm running Lion and with right click over Preview on dock, i see all old files opened...


iMac 2.5 mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    Steven413 Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    I would like to know how you do this as well.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Steve

  • 2. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    Rovy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just went  (in Preview):

    File,

    Open Recent,

    Clear Menu

    and it seems to have  worked.

  • 3. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    epst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, "clear menu" in "open recent" does not reset the history.

    You can delete the image, but that deletes it from the history and the disk.

    This is a bug.

  • 4. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    epst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Images can be cleared from history from the menu with File -> Close selected image.

  • 5. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    BelMacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks epst, you are a saviur! unfortunately, looks like thats the only option available.

    Every time I want to close the photo, instead of Quit Preview, do file -> Close Selected Image (Shift+Command+W). That photo will not open next time I open Preview.

     

    Quite embarrassingly, it opened some of my personal photos in front of my friends when I was showing my new MBP! There is no way I can set Xee as my default picture viewer? I tried changing the defaut program assignment multile times, but no use. Now, everytime I want to open a snap in front of others, I either have to remember if I had properly closed the snap earlier or open preview privately first to check this. ***** big time.

     

    When will Apple correct this bug?

  • 6. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    BelMacs wrote:

     

    Thanks epst, you are a saviur! unfortunately, looks like thats the only option available.

    Every time I want to close the photo, instead of Quit Preview, do file -> Close Selected Image (Shift+Command+W). That photo will not open next time I open Preview.

     

    Quite embarrassingly, it opened some of my personal photos in front of my friends when I was showing my new MBP! There is no way I can set Xee as my default picture viewer? I tried changing the defaut program assignment multile times, but no use. Now, everytime I want to open a snap in front of others, I either have to remember if I had properly closed the snap earlier or open preview privately first to check this. ***** big time.

     

    When will Apple correct this bug?

    It is not a bug however if you want to report it as such you can at www.apple.com/feedback.

  • 7. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    gclaeys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did not found a way to clear the history of preview.

    But i did find a way to stop the resume "features" of preview (stop preview from opening the latest file i had open)

     

    You can find a full explanation here : http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20083707-263/managing-mac-os-x-lions-applic ation-resume-feature/?tag=mncol;title

  • 8. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    Quite embarrassingly, it opened some of my personal photos in front of my friends when I was showing my new MBP!

     

    If privacy is important to you, switch to Snow Leopard.

     

    When will Apple correct this bug?

     

    Not a bug.

     

    The best thing about Lion, is that it can often prevent users from deleting previous versions. In the event of a divorce, lawsuit, or government action, the past information could be valuable.

     

    People had too much control over their computers previously.

  • 9. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    gclaeys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Switching to Snow leopard, is unfortunately only possible if you did not purchase a new computer. As new mac might not support snow leopard....

     

     

    Well what's for certain is that this resume function is not yet fully ready... for me it will not be ready until I can have aneasy way to select which application should resume and which should not.

     

    Even if it is not a bug, I still gave a feedback, the more people give a feedback better will be our chance of apple correcting this teething problem ("bug)...

     

    Whith Lion it does feel that we had to much control previously has we do not have any controle any more... or at least not whitout messing with plist file, command line or locking folder :/

  • 10. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    garyfromrio linda Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    Try JView, it is free.  http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7338/jview

    On a jpg file right click and select get info then go to open with and choose JView and then make it the default app for all jpgs.

  • 11. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,475 points)

    There's a way to shut Resume off, in System Preferences -> General -> uncheck "Restore windows"

  • 12. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    JCX2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed. This is an extremely annoying "feature" that is nothing more than a "bug."

    You don't provide the user a clear recent file option then flat out flagrantly ignore that option in the dock icon history.

    They need to fix it ASAP. It's rediculous. Just another of the dozens of annoying screw ups you find throughout Lion.

     

    Just today I discivered they removed the ability to do Spotlight searches of highlighted words in Mail by right clicking. You can still do definitions with "Look up" or a Google search but the convenient select Spotlight feature is now missing. Ugggh.

  • 13. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    CLHendricks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's simple.  You were halfway there.

     

    1. When Preview is open, click File > Open Recent > Clear Menu.  You'll notice this clears the menu in the app.

    2. To finish, and ensure the Dock icon history is cleared, simply quit Preview (Cmd-Q, or File > Quit)

     

    Now reopen Preview.  You'll notice now when you right-click that nothing appears in the history.  I have used this successfully many times.

     

    This is not a bug, as other posters have mentioned.  Lion changed the way the user interacts with recently used files. 

  • 14. Re: how do i delete history in Preview?
    suzanna.juwita Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this works.

    thanks! <3

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