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Turning off the "recently viewed' boards portion of the BOARDS screen

Does anyone know if there is a way to turn off the "recently viewed" portion of the Boards home screen?  I just find it disjointing to have to look past that to find the board I want in the main list.  Or would there be a way to move it to the bottom.  I recall a time when that wasn't a feature and I recall that with fondness.  I have all my boards ordered numerically in a particular flow and to have them pop up at the top of the screen our of sequence just messes with my brain.  I'm too visual I guess.  

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Hi Scott

There's not a way to turn off, or move, the Recently Views boards on the Home Page.  Please use the 'Give Feedback' link at the bottom right of your Home page to let Trello know your thoughts.

This really need to be an option in settings

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Deleted user May 23, 2019

I've been looking for exactly the same thing, I hate the recently viewed section!  There is a chrome extension that does exactly this along with a few other options. 

Nice! This works until they'll get an option to disable it from within Trello settings.

Thank you!!

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Best solution at this moment ✌️😁🙏🙏

Thank you very much mate!! 

Thank you so much!

i use trello for free, and this extension isn't doing anything.  i've turned 'Hide Recently Viewed Boards' to the ON postilion and have refreshed trello.  'recents' is still there. the three 'card' settings work fine.  any suggestions?

I concur, this strongly needs to be an option. It's a complete eye sore to the user having to traverse through multiple duplicate boards.

This is already implemented, when you click on the boards button on the left top, you can click the X on any recent board to make it disappear.

It worked for me. Thanks!

Yes! This worked. Thank you.

This is not solved.

The boards, click x solution only works for the duration that am on the page or i guess the browser session.  Have to do this every time i open the browser. 

Right. Not a solution.

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I'm new to Trello, and I can already see it would be useful to have the option to hide or minimize the Recently Viewed section, similarly to how we can already minimize the Recent Boards section in the Boards menu pane on the left-hand side of the page.


This section of 4 boards takes up central screen real estate and feels redundant if we're already using Starred Boards to organize our most useful boards.


Actually - there is a very easy workaround for this. Here's how to do it in Chrome.

Simply right click on the title "recently viewed"

Click "inspect"

Delete that whole div in the inspector dock and voila - perfectly organized and satisfying order. 

The page will stay this way unless you refresh for any reason. 

When you need a board, open it in a new tab. 

Hope this helps :)

This is not a solution

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Ok, I could just use the console and redesign any web page to my liking, but the change only lasts until you refresh the screen.  Doing this every time you visit the page is far more time consuming than having to scroll past the offending section.  Let’s make it clear to other visitors of this page that this fix has to be applied every time you visit the page — even if you just navigate to another page within Trello and back again.

The "recently viewed" feature is really annoying. The creators could have at least given an option to disable it.

This has annoyed me for so long that I decided to take matters into my own hands. I mainly use the Trello app on macOS, so I modified its source code to hide the "Recently Viewed" boards.

I've made a simple bash script available, which automatically modifies the Trello app. It's available on GitHub:

Adding my support for this issue. Recently viewed is quite useless and essentially repeats my full list of boards just below and actually inhibits viewing of boards I have neglected too long — which is exactly the situation I need Trello to help me avoid.  

I didn't notice that Trello was an Atlassian product when I signed up — they are notorious for adding “features that users hate and never fixing them.  One such issue with BitBucket has been garnering complaints for more than 3 years now with no fix.  But I’m hopeful anyway: Atlassian, for users with 10 or fewer boards that all fit on one screen this offers no value. Let us remove the entire section please. 

Love Trello, but I do concur with the sentiments above. Please provide a config for this.

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This is not solved on the Mac desktop app.

It is very annoying to see boards that I closed and don't want to see anymore in the recent section. It's right there front and center every time I open Trello 😥


Please give us an option to hide the recent boards. I'm very much considering switching to Notion because of this one huge flaw in Trello. It's such an easy fix too, so upsetting!

I did create a fix for this, because it drives me crazy on the macOS desktop app. If you're up for a little tinkering in the Terminal, you can apply the fix yourself: 

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