Clear & manage recent locations in OS X

To save items to a folder in the Finder, OS X save this location a “Recent Places” list that is available the next time you save another document. This gives you quick access to the folders that are currently used for your workflow, so you can better manage their projects without having to manually configure temporary folders favorites or collect all your documents in a generic and Desktop.

The list of recent items are displayed most recently last five folders. Although it has its conveniences may be times when you would like to delete these, especially if you want to keep a special folder to be available in all dialogs Save or simply want to delete from the list. Unfortunately, the only way to do this through OS X interface elements is saved in at least five new locations, forcing the person to be removed from the list.
If this is not the preferred approach to take, then use the following Terminal command to remove posts filed last places in your account:

defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlaces

With this command run, the drop-down menu in the save dialogs will empty and then begin to fill with new folders and save files in them.


(Credit: Screenshot by Topher Kessler/CNET)


In addition to clearing the Recent Places list, you can set the number of recent items that the system stores here. By default, the number of elements is five, but can be adjusted to a value of their satisfaction with the following command:

defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int NUM

Set the value of NUM in this command to zero disables the list of recent locations. To disable this limitation can run and use a value of 5, or you can run the following command to remove these custom settings at all:

defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit

(credit CNET)


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