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In the new Ubuntu, can you clear "Most Frequently Used" in "Applications"?

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Open up a terminal window and execute the following commands,

  • To clear recent documents, use:

    rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite zeitgeist-daemon --replace

  • To prevent new items from being created run the following command,

    echo -n > ~/.recently-used.xbel

    sudo chattr +i .recently-used.xbel

  • If you want to restore it back, then

    sudo chattr -i .recently-used.xbel

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Surely you can just shut off zeitgeist instead of chattr'ing a file? – Jorge Castro Jul 15 '11 at 3:42
First rm command also has some side effects. This not only clears all the Most Frequently Used applications but all your activity log which includes document open/close. Tomboy notes open/close/create/delete and lot more things. – Manish Sinha Jul 15 '11 at 5:46

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