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    Feb 09, 2012
    How do I stop OS X Lion from automatically opening things?
    I just upgraded to OS X Lion, and now, when I launch an application, the document windows that were open the last time I used the application are automatically opened. This seems to be a change from Snow Leopard. Is there a way to turn this off? I looked at System Preferences> Users and Groups, but that only lets me say which applications to open, not whether previous documents should be automatically opened.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Nov 01, 2007
    Swansea - South Wales
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10.13.4), iPhone 6 (iOS 11).
    open system preferences, go to general and un-check the box that says restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps

    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Late-2013 27'' iMac, 3.4GHz Quad-Core i5, NVIDIA GTX 775M 2 GB GDDR5 Mem, 8 GB Mem, El Capitan 10.11
    Plus, make sure you actually quit all apps before shutting down. Not just closing the apps.
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