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First, I know how to do it in Ubuntu. I could use Activity Log Manager to clear recent history.

However, it does not work on Xubuntu 12.04. The "recently used" history is always there after I tried using Activity Log Manager to clear all history.

In addition, BleachBit and Activity Journal both do not work.

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Delete the file $HOME/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

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