How To Turn Off List Of Recently Accessed Files In Cinnamon Linux Mint

The Cinnamon desktop environment in Linux Mint 15 by default stores a list of all the recently accessed files in the “Recent Files” section which is displayed whenever Menu is accessed.

Recent Files feature is enabled by default in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Here is how to turn this off :

Right click on Menu and select “Menu settings”.

Cinnamon Linux Mint menu settings

Then, remove the tick next to  “Show recent files” and close the dialog box.

Change Cinnamon menu settings in Linux Mint

From now on, whenever Menu is accessed, there will be no list of recently accessed files.

After turning off recent files option in Cinnamon Linux Mint


  1. admin says:

    Steve – No. It will clear all recently accessed files regardless of file type.

  2. Steve says:

    Is there a way to show only certain types of recent files?