how do i clear the "open recent" tab

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how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by jagoff » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:38 pm

after deleting projects they still remain greyed out in the open recent tab...a bit of a visual nuisance....is there an easy way to clear the tab?

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by mech2161 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:46 am

I'd like to know this also.

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:17 am

Throw out the preferences file....

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by jagoff » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:55 pm

where are they kept?

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:47 pm

On OS X - User / Library / Preferences / Ableton /

Windows ?

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by nuxnamon » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:15 pm

invol wrote:Throw out the preferences file....
will there be anything else affected?

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by simmerdown » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:54 pm

be nice to throw out the old, but keep the newer...

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:25 am

nuxnamon wrote:
invol wrote:Throw out the preferences file....
will there be anything else affected?
Anything set up in the Preferences will go back to their default settings : )

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by jagoff » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:09 pm

invol wrote:On OS X - User / Library / Preferences / Ableton /

Windows ?
no, mac

strangely, in my preferences folder there is no folder named "Ableton" and also no plist files with Ableton or Live in the filename.

:x

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:28 pm

Are you looking in your User directory? Not the root Library.... It is not a .plist, it is called Preferences.cfg.

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by jagoff » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:32 pm

sorry i'm struggling with this one.

library only appears under the main root directory

by user i assume you are referring to the name that appears with a house icon in finder

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:25 am

Yes, your user name - Home ƒ.

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by fishmonkey » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:53 am

jagoff wrote:sorry i'm struggling with this one.

library only appears under the main root directory

by user i assume you are referring to the name that appears with a house icon in finder
that's because the ~/Library folders are hidden in the Finder by default in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

there are a few different ways to get there, the easiest is to hold down the Option key while clicking on the "Go" menu in the Finder. an entry for your user Library will then magically appear...

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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by invol » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:19 am

I was just about to respond again, since it dawned on me that he might be on 10.7 Lion.

Fishmonkey mentions the easiest way... Here are more
http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/access-u ... os-x-lion/


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Re: how do i clear the "open recent" tab

Post by Rationalizer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:58 am

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