How can I keep recent files from appearing in Unity?

Asked by Melinda on 2013-04-02

I just upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 12.04. After a day, I found that, in Unity dashboard, there is a recent-files box showing ALL THE FILES I opened or recently used. I don't like anyone to see what I have opened. A possible scenario would be I have to show other people how to do something, either locally or remotely, and they could see what I have opened (meaning the "files" I have in my machine.) I will not have any privacy at all. Can someone please help fix this problem. Thanks!

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actionparsnip
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2013-04-03
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2013-04-03
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2013-04-03
José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

Search for 'Privacy' on the Dash (with no quotes). Open the application, and then, on the lower right corner, turn off 'Record Activity'. That should be it.

Using the icon mentioned (round yellow arrow) you can e en tell the logger to ignore certain applications too. Very handy

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.