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

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that's that, a simple remove even with a right click
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ebrahim

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ebrahim

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Also the pain is real
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Kukurykus

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What is recents pain?
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I assume he meant 'pane'.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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