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New document: how to clear 'Your recent items'?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2016

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Hi,

I'm using CC2017 and when I create a New document in Photoshop the dialog opens with the 'Recent' tab as active tab.  It shows 'Your recent items (xx)'. This screen is getting overcrowded and I want to clear this section, but I don't know how.

Can anyone tell me how to refresh this section?

Best regards, Leo

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LEGEND , Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2016

I don't think you can currently clear that list, but could be wrong. I don't use the new 'Start' workspace as I find it slow, but if you set it up as below with Use Legacy 'New Document' Interface  checked ctrl-N or command-N will bring up the old new document dialog and you won't see that whole New document dialog. Doing that will mean you won't have access to the new template features but maybe that doesn't matter to you. The Start workspace is a work in progress and I imagine Adobe will incor

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Community Expert ,
Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2016

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It's right at the bottom of the File > Open Recent

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LEGEND ,
Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2016

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your to fast for me today Trevor lol

I heard on the radio it's 2017 in New Zealand now Happy New Year to you and Chris

Terri

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LEGEND ,
Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2016

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Hi Leo,

this is easy to do. I don't use the Start screen usually but have switched it on to illustrate the point.

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Go to the file menu /open recent and at the bottom 'Clear Recent File List'

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and now your recent list will look like this

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Community Beginner ,
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Trevor, Terri,

Many thanks for responding. However, this is not what I meant. I want to clear the list with blank documents in the Recent tab:

This dialog opens if you choose New document (or CTRL-N).

Any ideas?

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LEGEND ,
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I don't think you can currently clear that list, but could be wrong. I don't use the new 'Start' workspace as I find it slow, but if you set it up as below with Use Legacy 'New Document' Interface  checked ctrl-N or command-N will bring up the old new document dialog and you won't see that whole New document dialog. Doing that will mean you won't have access to the new template features but maybe that doesn't matter to you. The Start workspace is a work in progress and I imagine Adobe will incorporate the ability to delete unwanted recently saved docs at some point in the future. It might be worth putting in a request

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks Terri. I knew about the legacy setting, but actually I like the new workspace. Unless someone else has an idea to clear the list I may just do what you suggested and put in a request at Adobe's.

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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Here is the 2021-Feb version answer, so far:

I had the same question and found a way....

Click on File>Preferences>File Handling
Go to the bottom of the page where it shows "Recent file list contains:" and enter "0" (zero)

Just for good measure, on the same page at the top, I also entered on Saving Files I selected: "Ask when saving".


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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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This is a 2021 Update: Open Edit>Preferences>General>File Handling -- then go down to the bottom and on Recent File List Contains enter "0"

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New Here ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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thk a lot i also facing this problem

 

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New Here ,
Dec 20, 2022 Dec 20, 2022

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You're the 4th person to put this answer and it isnt what the question was. He's asking about the NEW DOCUMENT window now the opening splash screen. The only way seems to be as listed above to turn on the legacy new document mode which removes the nice new layout so not really a fix but its much less annoying than seeing all the presets measures in pixels and points when i exclusively work in mm, lol

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