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Ability to clear list of recently open files


Christiaan

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Upvoted.

 

Adding that this list is a liability for two reasons:

  • Clients/colleagues opening project files instead of working files
  • Clients/colleagues/myself opening the wrong version of a file with a very similar name

Both user errors happen regularly with varying degrees of frequency.

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On 5/20/2022 at 8:03 PM, Mark Aceto said:

Clients/colleagues/myself opening the wrong version of a file with a very similar name

I do this so often that I have a tendency to avoid File > Open Recent.

 

Two reasons it happens so often in my experience:

1. We save copies of our files each time we do a drawing issue, so they get added to the list with a near identical file name.

2. If we ever open a backup file that also gets added to the list with a very similar file name.

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1 minute ago, Christiaan said:

I do this so often that I have a tendency to avoid File > Open Recent.

 

Two reasons it happens so often in my experience:

1. We save copies of our files each time we do a drawing issue, so they get added to the list with a near identical file name.

2. If we ever open a backup file that also gets added to the list with a very similar file name.

 

Same. I completely ignore it to avoid my own user error but then I watch my collaborators use it on a screen share, and it's a one-way ticket to Anxietyville when I see the hodgepodge of poorly named files, and it's anyone's guess which is the right one.

 

I always do a screenshare to get the rest of my team properly set up for project sharing, so I'd love to add the step of setting this to None, similar to Mac Sys Prefs (perhaps slightly different than this VE):

 

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33 minutes ago, Christiaan said:

I do this so often that I have a tendency to avoid File > Open Recent.

 

Two reasons it happens so often in my experience:

1. We save copies of our files each time we do a drawing issue, so they get added to the list with a near identical file name.

2. If we ever open a backup file that also gets added to the list with a very similar file name.

@Christiaan @Mark Aceto I never ever use the recent files menu for every reason y'all listed above.

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