Mac OS X - Turn off the recent items list

Here's how to disable the Recent items (Apple menu > Recent items) feature of Mac OS X. The procedure is as follows:
  • Go to System Preferences > General
  • Click on the "Recent items" menu and select "None".
Published by deri58. Latest update on January 21, 2015 at 06:42 AM by deri58.
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