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How to disable or clear list of recent files in Ubuntu Unity Dash? I can find many ways to do so in older version of Ubuntu but none of them work in 14.04.

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In order to clear usage data from the dash you can open Security & Privacy: open security and privacy from dash

Then select Clear Usage Data and select the desired time frame: Clear usage data

You can also disable all monitoring of files from this configuration menu or deselect specific file-types on the left side.

  • not work! Ubuntu 16 keeps adding videos in the Recent list evens after exclude Videos, Movies folder, Video player app – Hiep Apr 24 '17 at 21:18
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The best cleaner I know for Ubuntu is Bleachbit install and execute with the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

sudo bleachbit

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