Macbook 修改最近路径列表 Recent Places 数量

Macbook Pro 打开文件时,会保存最近使用的路径列表 —— Recent Places

有时候需要整理 Recent Places,清空或者设置最大保存长度,非常方便的保存最近的常用目录,不必逐级选目录

设置最近路径列表 Recent Places 数量(NSNavRecentPlacesLimit),没必要进入 root 权限(sudo -s),当前用户即可

原文请参见米扑博客:Macbook Pro 如何清空/修改最近路径列表 Recent Places 数量


一、清空 Recent Places


defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlaces (慎用,最好不用)



二、修改 Recent Places 的最大保存数量

设置最近路径列表 Recent Places 数量(NSNavRecentPlacesLimit),没必要进入 root 权限(sudo -s),当前用户即可


defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit


$ defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit 



defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int NUM

说明:NUM 就是要设置的最大保存数量,

例如:defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 30 (保存最近30个路径列表,默认为5个)


$ defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 30
$ defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit         



defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit


$ defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 30      ### 设置
$ defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit               ### 查看
$ defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit             ### 删除
$ defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit               ### 已删除,再查看,报错(已不存在)
2019-01-28 17:24:09.033 defaults[18540:20626393] 
The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, NSNavRecentPlacesLimit) does not exist
$ defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit             ### 已删除,再删除,报错(已不存在)
2019-10-28 17:24:10.993 defaults[18542:20626404] 
Domain (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication) not found.
Defaults have not been changed.
$ defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 30      ### 最后设置
$ defaults read -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit               ### 查看 


How to Clear and Manage “Recent Places” In OS X

Whenever you save files to a specific location on your Mac, OS X will save this location in a “Recent Places” listing which will be available the next time you save another file. This feature allows quick access to the folders you commonly use and hence saves a lot of your precious work time.

By default, the recent places list will show you the past five most recently accessed folders. Now, while this may be convenient for some, it can become annoying, especially if you would just like to clear an item or the entire list. Unfortunately, the only way to do so via the OS X interface is to save items in at least five new locations, thus forcing the one you want to remove from the list.


This isn’t quite the best approach out there, and if you prefer to use another method, then you can use Terminal to remove the saved recent place entries from your OS X account. To do this:

1. Open Terminal on your OS X System.


2. Enter the following command to remove all the saved recent places:

defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlaces

With this command, the Recent Places drop-down menu in the saved windows will be emptied and will then begin to populate with new folders as you save files to them.

Another tip for you is that you can also adjust the number of recent items that the system stores.

By default the number of items is five, but you can adjust this to a value of your liking with the following command:

defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int NUM


defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 30

Here, simply replace NUM will the number of entries you want. Entering Zero will disable the recent places list.


Additionally, you can run the following command to remove the limit:

defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit


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