I am new to Mac OS X Yosemite. How do I make TextEdit show recent documents? When I go to File and select Recent Documents, it does not show the last few documents like it used to.


You probably have the Recent items setting in System Preferences > General set to None:

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  • 1 up for a simple answer – Ruskes Mar 6 '15 at 5:53
  • I still have this problem with Adobe Reader application and several others. There are only a few applications that indeed show recents, like Xcode. Should this be a separate question? – kon psych Jun 2 '15 at 19:21

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