6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 5:15 PM by LuxGun
sdfsdfsdfsdfsdf Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

When I right click on Preview on the Dock, it shows a list of recently opened files.  A friend of mine needs to remove those for some reason.....  He tried clicking File>Recent Items>Clear Menu and clicking the Apple Icon>Recent Items>Clear Menu and restarting Preview.  This removes Recent Items from the Menu Bar but not from the Dock.  Another problem is the last picture that thats open appears when Preview is started.  Is it possible to disable this or preferably the entire "Resume" feature of Lion?


iMac
  • Martin Buck Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I had a similar issue with iBank, selecting Clear Menu from File>Recent Items>Clear Menu clears the list from the file menu. Then, after a minute or two, the dock catches up... possibly after the application has been quit.

  • MadEyeMark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Simple Solution:

    1. Open Preview

    2. File > Open Recent > Clear Memu

    3. Quit Preview

    4. Drag Preview icon from Dock (goes poof)

    5. Open Preview and see no more dock history of recent items

     

    Works for Quicktime as well. Might work for other apps.

  • macridah Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This also happened to me and I was going crazy because the items might of been deleted or from a DVD that is no longer mounted.  So this is how I solved it.

     

    To summarize, you need to delete or rename some files in your local "Library" directory, ie ~/Library/Preferences directory.

     

    For the iWork apps and Preview.  Rename these following files with a "~" in the beginning or delete it or to be safe, copy to another location:

     

    "com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist" to "~com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist"

     

    do the same for these files

     

    com.apple.iWork.Numbers.LSSharedFileList.plist

    com.apple.iWork.Pages.LSSharedFileList.plist

    com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList.plist

     

    One way to do it through the GUI is open finder, go to the "Go" menu and press the "option" button.

    Choose the Library menu item and open the "Preferences" directory.

     

    Look for the files mentioned above either rename, delete, or move.

     

    Close the application and see if the recent items still appear when you right mouse click the icon in the Dock.

     

    If that doesn't work, then logout and log back in.

     

    Hope this helps or solves your issue.

  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)

    macridah wrote: For the iWork apps and Preview.  Rename these following files with a "~" in the beginning or delete it or to be safe, copy to another location:

     

    "com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist" to "~com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist"

    This worked for me. Had to delete, then quit the App, then remove the icon from the dock, then relaunch the App.

     

    Thanks.

  • paulmeyers42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This solved my problem with iWork apps, thanks!

  • LuxGun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    macridah wrote:

     

    This also happened to me and I was going crazy because the items might of been deleted or from a DVD that is no longer mounted.  So this is how I solved it.

     

    To summarize, you need to delete or rename some files in your local "Library" directory, ie ~/Library/Preferences directory.

     

    For the iWork apps and Preview.  Rename these following files with a "~" in the beginning or delete it or to be safe, copy to another location:

     

    "com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist" to "~com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist"

     

    do the same for these files

     

    com.apple.iWork.Numbers.LSSharedFileList.plist

    com.apple.iWork.Pages.LSSharedFileList.plist

    com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList.plist

     

    One way to do it through the GUI is open finder, go to the "Go" menu and press the "option" button.

    Choose the Library menu item and open the "Preferences" directory.

     

    Look for the files mentioned above either rename, delete, or move.

     

    Close the application and see if the recent items still appear when you right mouse click the icon in the Dock.

     

    If that doesn't work, then logout and log back in.

     

    Hope this helps or solves your issue.

     

    I just used this to delete the recenttly opened items on Quicktime that appeared on the dock even though the 'Recently Opened' folder frm the Menu was empty. It worked like a charm.

     

    Now I still need to quit the Application after deleting the 'Recently Opened' on the Menu bar in order to make the dock recently opened disappear as well, but it works!