Open recently used apps, files, and servers 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 Preferences, click Dock, then select the “Show recent applications in Dock” checkbox.
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 of the submenu.
Change the number of items listed in the Apple menu
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click General.
Click the Recent items pop-up menu, then choose a number.
To clear the “Recent items” menu, choose Apple menu > Recent Items > Clear Menu.