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Not sure if this is a duplicate but I couldn't find anything exactly the same. I have Ubuntu 16.04 and Dash automatically saves a file as recently used even if all I did was move/copy it.
I wish to prevent this from happening but do not understand why it even records this data.

P.S. I wish to do this without removing all my recent files.

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    Possible duplicate of How can I keep recent files from appearing in Unity? – Byte Commander Feb 24 '18 at 14:04
  • The exact settings window looks a bit different in newer releases, but its location and basic functionality is still the same. – Byte Commander Feb 24 '18 at 14:05
  • I checked that question but they are talking about removing recently used files. I want to keep those, just want to remove the copied files that show up in my dash – DarkElf73 Feb 24 '18 at 14:13
  • Probably not easily doable, whenever you move/copy a file it gets "accessed" (you can check "properties" of the newly copied/moved file, the last access time should be when it was copied/moved). So it is automatically added to the "recent files" list. – pomsky Feb 24 '18 at 16:44

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