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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2011
    Unhappy Old files open when I open a new one

    Just got a new macbook pro, upgraded to Lion... every time I open word, excel, preview, anything... it opens up old files I opened that day. How do I turn that off?

    So for example if I opened a pdf at 10am for food, close it, then open another pdf at 11am about dogs, the food one opens and then the dog one..


  2. #2

    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    There's a setting in Finder > Preferences ... (I'm not at a Mac with Lion.)

    Or, you can close the window before you Quit the application.

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    System Preferences -> General Category. Remove the check from the small box that says: "Restore windows when quitting................"

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    EvenStranger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    Surprisingly, even with that setting unchecked, TextEdit still opens old documents which had not yet been saved on launch. Kind of annoying and nice at the same time. Just something new to get used to.

    And yes, I could close the windows before quitting Textedit, but more often than not I find myself hitting the chord to shut down and just closing everything at once.

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