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224 Points

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 10:41 PM

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Photoshop: Ability to remove certain files from the "recents" pane so we can have a better focused look on certain projects?

That's that, a simple remove, even with a right click would do.

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2 years ago

Also the pain is real

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2 years ago

What is recents pain?

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I assume he meant 'pane'.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Yes, though it was ironic. I edited it as it's getting users to misunderstand.

Adobe Administrator

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2 years ago

If you select File > Open Recent > Clear Recent File List... should remove all recent files from that menu and the start screen.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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I don't think that's what the user wants. At least, I'm quite sure it's not what I want. I want to be able to remove those files in the Recent Files list that are not useful anymore (Start Screen OR within PS proper—miss that panel<sigh>), so I can keep those that might be relevant to any project I'm working on. If one project is interrupted by others, the project file (or files) is gone, scrolled away, even when allowing a fair number of files to be in the list. Or it just gets difficult to know which version of a file you want when it's buried in amongst a number of other, very similar files.

The Recent Files list could be very powerful, but as implemented, not so much. I could always put everything into  Libraries and remember to drag them out again properly to embed, not link, them. But I'm not sure Libraries is the right solution to replace Recent Files. While I use Libraries a lot for quick access to small files, I don't think they're ideal for large multi-layered files. Recent Files is.

And obviously, since I use them a LOT in ID, I'd want the change to be Adobe-wide.

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Also if you choose 'New', you get a dialog with all the new documents you created recently. I made a typo once, so I created a new document of 3000 x 2 pixels instead of 3000 x 2000 pixels. I'd like to remove that one from the dialog but I can't.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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2 years ago

So the request is to remove "specific" files from the recent files list (and for John, remove specific recent documents from the new document dialog - which may need a separate topic for conciseness)

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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80 Points

I am posting here as a comment, a question I recently posted on another thread. The reason is that your reply seems to have focused this discussion on my concern. And in short, the other thread referred me to here to underpin the problem.

"How do you modify/edit the list of files on the Home Screen? I have found suggestions for turning on/off the Home Screen; or limiting/expanding the number of files shown - but nothing on editing which files remain. So if I have missed something could someone explain how to remove files which no longer need to take up "quick access" space on the Home Screen(s)? 

It would seem the whole idea of a "Home Screen", with easy access to files important for the user, seems misguided when controlled as "recent", "name", or "size", without being able to delete irrelevant files. What is useful are files I want to get back to quickly. So for instance, if I opened/saved 4 versions of a file (call it "Picture 1") during the editing process, moved on (processed 15 other pictures with various saved versions), and now want to go back and open the final version of Picture 1 for a new project, I don't need to see all the preliminary versions of Picture 1. Cluttering up the Home Screen with the preliminary versions of the picture (which could well be grouped closely by any of the criteria) just takes up screen space and slows the visual search process.


Since I have been told this is not a function and it would definitely make the HomeScreen far more useful, I urge an adjustment. A simple right-click should do it.

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356 Points

2 years ago

Using the Recent Files list can be filtered more precisely using the Sort function and the "Filter recent files" function. (See image below.)

However, the function that seems to be wanted is already available in ADOBE BRIDGE using the "Collections" and "Smart Collections" function.

In Adobe Bridge, one is not limited to listing only recent Photoshop files. A custom Collection can hold visual links to Illustrator files, Photoshop files, InDesign files or any file that Bridge is capable of interfacing with. It is a great tool for organizing the files of complex, multi-faceted projects. If you use key words with files or have other ways that files can be grouped, the Smart Collections function can be used. It is basically a way to save a specified search query as a dynamic folder. As files are created that match the search criteria, they appear in the Smart Collection folder automatically. With regular Collections, the files are added manually. A great feature is that the files stay in their original locations and appear in the Collection as a thumbnail that is linked to the original file.

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Brad, that's all fine and good ... IF a person uses Bridge or is familiar with how to use it. If not, though, they can't do what Cristen Gillespie and BobFNW (and I) are asking: simply remove one or more individual files from the Recents list in Photoshop itself while leaving others on the list. I would also like to see this commonsense feature added to Photoshop itself. 

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2 years ago

> As files are created that match the search criteria, they appear in the Smart Collection folder automatically.>
In theory, Smart Collections are great. But they can also be dreadfully slow.

Regular Collections (which I use more often) have another problem. If you rewrite the contents too much (however often the Collection decides that is), you can close with 72 files in the collection one night, then open again in the morning with 64 files. And if you move files that the Collection knows should be there (according to its manifest), it gets a trifle grumpy.
So I'm not sure if Collections would suit me or not inside the Recent Files List. It might be a bit of overkill just to be able to do away with 14 or 15 files that are crowding out the 7 or 8 I want. A right click on "go away" would probably be all I really needed out of it. Maybe a right-click on "keep me" would also work. Maybe both. <BG>

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102 Points

a year ago

We just want to be able to right click on an image in the PS CC recent files list and select delete. Simples?

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60 Points

9 months ago

I found that if I move/rename the file listed in recents, and then you click on it, it will tell you that the file can't be found, and it will remove it from the list.
Annoying having to do this with, but it works.

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396 Points

8 months ago

After two years of requests, it's about time that Adobe solved this for us.  There has to be a way.  My Recents list is entirely clogged, and housekeeping should be straightforward.

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224 Points

Unfortunately, my friend, Adobe doesn't listen that much to users' feedback.

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396 Points

Frequently, not at all, I'm afraid.  But they're always talking about changes because "so many of you have requested it," so maybe the occcasional request penetrates.

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106 Points

8 months ago

I like having my recents shown, as it helps when I'm giving demos to be able to see recent files I've used in preparing for the demo. But yesterday, I did a focus stack project "edit as layers in Photoshop" from Lightroom, and my recent list is now completely filled with multiple copies of the focus stack images. That's not helpful at all.

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80 Points

3 months ago

This is super necessary... This link here is 6 years of people banging there heads against a wall for a feature that an intern could probably implement. One of my professors could write a lecture around this link about how a company can grow too large and stop listening to its customers.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/photoshop-cc-removing-files-from-recent/td-p/5915006?page=1

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80 Points

2 days ago

I'm surprised that this is still not implemented, based on how often it seems to pop up.

This very small feature would be huge for both privacy and reducing clutter.

I stream or screen share Photoshop on a regular basis, and there are certain projects (such as secret updates I want to keep from my community) or personal photos (family portraits) that I simply don't want to accidentally reveal.

This leaves me with a couple of options, manually change the file location so that Photoshop deletes it from the Recents list, or hide my screen while opening files, and hope that photoshop doesn't crash to the starting screen.

Both of which are more of a pane than they should be. 😜

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396 Points

a day ago

We all seem to be whistling in the wind, but thanks for your comment, which is right on.