When you launch Photoshop, you see a Home screen with thumbnails of your recently opened images. These are really useful to visualize documents that you want to revisit. They can also pose a privacy challenge if your computer is in a public place and you have to share your screen. Recently, I had to do a livestream and I had just finished working with one of my celebrity clients whose images are confidential and couldn’t be seen by the world, but there’s no reset button in sight on that Home screen. 

Here’s what you do: Open Photoshop and go to File>Open Recent. Scroll to the bottom of the list and you’ll see an option to Clear Recent File List. It’s not very obvious, but it works great. When you’re next in the Home screen, the thumbnails are all cleared out.

This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column, in the June, 2022 issue of Photoshop User magazine. 

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