Xcode 4: Show Only Recently Edited Files

There is an innocuous little icon in the lower left corner of Xcode 4 that can be quite helpful if you have a sizable project, yet you are working with just a handful of files.

From within the Project Navigator, tap the icon that looks like a clock, which is highlighted in the screenshot below:

This will change the file list displayed in the navigator to only those recently changed.

If anyone knows how to reset what is considered “recent” please post a comment.

  1. Also, when you use “Refactor” and it renames files, they seem to disappear from the “recent changes”, despite them obviously being edited at almost that instance.

    At least, it behaves that way for me – we’ll see what the 6.1 update brings…

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