Hide recent files in Ubuntu Dash search.

By default Ubuntu shows file results and recently accessed files in the dash. Although it's useful, there are times it becomes annoying to the point that you wish if you have an option to disable / hide these files from the dash.

Luckily, it's something very easy to achieve. Here's how to do it.

Just press your super key (Windows key) and type privacy into the dash search box. You will see a result similar to the image shown below. (Icons could be different depending on your theme. However, you need to select the "Security and Privacy" app.

Hide recent files in Ubuntu Dash search.

Then once you open it, click on the "Files & Applications" tab (second tab). Here you can disable the "Record file and application usage" option to ask Ubuntu to not remember your actions. If you still want it, and just want to ignore specific file types, you just have to uncheck the file types you want from the list shown below in this window. 

Hide recent files in Ubuntu Dash search.

You can also clear all your recorded usage data so your dash will not have any past data :)

That's it guys. I hope it's clear and helpful. Please don't forget to leave a comment if this was helpful to you!!


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