Gary – I have a recollection of seeing an answer or a video from you that provided the Terminal command to increase the list of Recent Places displayed on macOS File Save As dialogues from the default of 5 folders to, say, 20. Despite searching I cannot find this, yet I know I used this at some point in the past to provide a longer list of Recent Places on my MacBook Air.
Can you point me at the right Terminal command so I can increase the list on my new iMac?
I don't believe there is any way to change this. It is always 5.
But there are many other ways to set the folder to save. I assume you have expanded the Save window so you can see a Finder-like sidebar and navigation, correct? Then you can use any of the regular Finder shortcuts, like Command+d to get to common places. You can also use the sidebar to jump to a folder, including any folders you have added to the sidebar. You can also drag and drop a folder from any Finder window into this Save window and the location will jump there. I use this last one all the time. Search also works to find a folder in the Save window.
See https://macmost.com/mac-file-save-power-user-tips.html for more tips.
Thanks for your other suggestions Gary — dragging and dropping from Finder into the Save Window was a totally new one to me that I will put to good use.
However, there must be a way of extending the Recent Places list as I have done that in the past on my MacBook Air. I guess I got the tip from elsewhere; I just wish I made a note of it.
I will do a little research and post back here if I find an answer.
PS I love your the fantastic work!
Found it! The Terminal command seems to be ...
defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int NUM
(Where NUM is the number of required Recent Places)
I found this here —https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-recent-places-osx/. But never fear, macmost.com continues to be my go-to destination for all mac/ios questions!