Open recently used items on Mac
Your recently used apps are listed in the Apple menu and appear in the Dock. Recently used files and servers are listed in the Apple menu. You can quickly reopen an app or file, or reconnect to a server from the menu.
On your Mac, do any of the following:
Reopen an app from the Dock: Choose the item from the Recent apps section of the Dock.
Note: If you don’t see the recent apps section in the Dock, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Desktop & Dock in the sidebar, go to Dock on the right, then turn on “Show recent applications in Dock” on the right (you may need to scroll down).
Reopen an app or file: Choose Apple menu > Recent Items, then choose the item from the Applications or Documents section.
Reconnect to a server: Choose Apple menu > Recent Items, then choose the server from the Servers section.
Change the number of items listed in the Apple menu
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Desktop & Dock in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
Go to Menu Bar on the right, click the pop-up menu next to "Recent documents, apps and servers", then choose a number.
Clear the Recent Items menu
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > Recent Items > Clear Menu.