My Recent Projects list can get pretty messy when I’m creating projects, renaming, adding them to SVN, changing their paths. Whatever the reason, the list gets ugly and I just have to clean it up. And it’s not because I’m a neat freak…oh no, it’s because I’m concerned I’ll open up the wrong project and spend hours on it. That would be soooo me….and I prefer to avoid that possibility. This is what I’m referring to:
Cleaning your recent projects list (and recent files) is easy. So easy that the way to get there is in the screenshot above:
Click Manage Recent Projects and let’s get that Start Page tidied up a bit.
The projects in red are those that I’ve moved or deleted. Time to tidy!
Click on the projects you want to remove and then click Remove. You can select multiple at a time.
The results of The Purge:
And my lovely, tidy Start Page:
The same goes for Recent Files. Go back to File > Manage Recent Files. You’ll see this:
Here the only ones I want to remove are those that I’ve deleted (the ones in red). The result:
Keeping the Start Page and the Recent Files and Recent Projects tidy is crucial. If I let it get out of control, I really run the risk of working in the wrong project…and that would be bad.
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