Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page
Provide ability for user to clear frequent sites and activity on their SharePoint page.
I have been searching on the internet for ways to remove recent deleted sites, and found nothing.
But I swear I removed them, but not sure if it will work with you.
I'm using google chrome.
So basically, open your OneDrive, log in, the recent sites will be on the left probably:
1) Right click on the site
2) Try then one of these ("open link in new window or incognito window" Not sure which one I did to remove it.
3) the new page will be with no recent sites.
4) refresh your page.
It seams stupid, but I don't know why it worked for me.
Please add this feature ASAP.
Noel Crowley commented
If you could swap Frequent and Following, at least i could get ride of the crap, and see just what i am interested in.
Ken Abare commented
This discussion started in 2016. It's now October 2019 and still nothing. Does MS even look at these "User Voice" discussions.
I need the ability to customize the SharePoint homepage. The site activity is turning into a privacy issue. Users can see what managers are working on. This is an issue in company and I need to remove or limit what users see on that page.
MS, please fix.
I also had to raise this concern to Microsoft among many other SharePoint users in this thread. Date check: September 2019.
Hi, Microsoft, we need your response and positive action regarding this concern. We need to be able to modify the 'Activity' web part and delete unnecessary logs recorded in there. The web part itself is useful, however it becomes too "all over the place" when even the most useless activity done inside a site is recorded. We only need to see important ones. So please allow Users to modify.
At least give us some feedback. Thank you.
This is horrible. My frequent sites is seemingly randomized now. I have to scroll forever in my Office 365 apps to find my actual frequent sites. I need to clear this and let it rebuild from scratch.
David Bertino commented
I just deleted a lot of old sites... Guess what has filled my "frequent sites".. you guessed right.. the sites that are no longer there...
Alan Joyce commented
Microsoft really needs to add the ability to delete unwanted or unneeded projects. I can’t believe they ever added a feature that cannot be deleted.
Thank you IT Bear for the most useful potential soluton. You should send your bill to Microsoft as well.
This is indeed an irritating issue. Muddied view of deleted sites. Plus the time wasted trying to troubleshoot the problem. My bill is in the mail!
My "Frequent" sites are littered with stuff I've visited once, a year ago! Crowds out all of the stuff I do actually use daily.
This would be a very useful feature, and seems like a basic thing to have.
IT Bear commented
I have been following this for almost 2 year but I think I found a potential solution:
First: frequent site is somehow tied to Office Graph and Delve. So you need to disable Office graph in SharePoint admin center -> Setting, select "Don't allow access to Office Graph."
Then open your Delve, go to setting -> Feature setting, disable document tracking.
Finally, go to SharePoint main page (where the frequent site is listed), go to Site settings -> Search -> Search and offline availability. click "Reindex site" to trigger a site crawl.
Log out and wait for 1 hour, log back in, and Voila!! frequent site is empty.
I have tried on my account and it works.
Could anyone from the SharePoint dev-team explain why this bug is not fixed yet?
Adding to the pile. Fix this issue, MS!
This should really be an option... even better if the user could select individual items to remove from the 'frequent sites' or 'activity' lists.
Many, many other websites and applications have this basic feature.
This is an issue because WORD uses it to show Save As locations for users. Clearing this has multiple user usability.
Is this not fixed yet? After more than 2 years?
MS please listen and act!