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Old Apr 23, 2012, 06:42 PM   #26
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Finally a solution to that Preview problem that I've had also. The command + W works great.
Thanks for that one. 
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:41 PM   #27
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Angry Same problem, no solution for now!

Hi All,
I've tried all the proposed solutions, from command line to unflag system pref.s/general etc. etc. No result at all except for a very quick log-out from preview using Option+cmd+Q, but my 288 no-name docs open each time I try to open a new file with preview... Please find a solution, it is very frustrating
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:22 PM   #28
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Smile Solved!!!!

WOW, well, following this "procedure" I've solved the problem in empiric way.
I've opened finder "go to" pressing OPT in order to switch to Library, than I've searched for all related preview files simply using spotlight on Library, and erased all .plist and .lockfile and all the content of com.apple.Preview.savedState folder.
I've tried to re-open Preview and finally all works!!!
I've switched from PC to iMac just 2 weeks ago, this is my first fight with the machine, and I WON! I'm happy (but I need little to be...)
Hope it could help who have the same problem.
Maurizio
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Old May 11, 2012, 04:41 AM   #29
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WOW, well, following this "procedure" I've solved the problem in empiric way.
I've opened finder "go to" pressing OPT in order to switch to Library, than I've searched for all related preview files simply using spotlight on Library, and erased all .plist and .lockfile and all the content of com.apple.Preview.savedState folder.
I've tried to re-open Preview and finally all works!!!
I've switched from PC to iMac just 2 weeks ago, this is my first fight with the machine, and I WON! I'm happy (but I need little to be...)
Hope it could help who have the same problem.
Maurizio
After a few days of searching, this resolved my issue.

It was annoying waiting for +200 images opening when I only wanted to open 1...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:27 PM   #30
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Preview opens old documents

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It's funny how after so many years, people still don't get how OSX apps work.

There's no need to ever quit preview. If you're done looking at one document, you close it (Cmd-W).

The resume feature just builds on the above. It's actually quite convenient because you can reboot without closing apps, and you can exactly restore the session where you left off.
It's even funnier to assume that everyone has been using OSX as long as you have. Some of us have recently moved to OSX from Windows and are still getting used to this new operating system.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:31 PM   #31
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Maybe it's the user that doesn't know that Apple gives he/she the OPTION to simply turn that feature off in preferences rather than wasting so much steam on a forum.
Yes, I don't know either! In plain non-cultist English how does one intuitively stop Preview from acting like an ******* every single freaking time and opening every single freaking document in existence!

There is nothing intuitive about.
Thank you.

On edit, I finally found the preferences for this awful program and it doesn't give me the option to turn off the ******* mode of loading every single document ever opened with this stupid thing. Is there a third party alternative? Something that actually intuitive?

On edit again, I finally saw the answer in the response after the response from the snippy Apple Cultist I quoted here:

How to stop Preview from opening every freaking window it ever opened Hint to google spiders this is the answer:

All in all TO STOP MAC OS LION FROM OPENING OLD WINDOWS, OPEN SYSTEM PREFERENCES > GENERAL > UNCHECK 'RESTORE WINDOWS WHEN QUITTING AND RE-OPENING APPS

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Old Mar 2, 2013, 08:15 AM   #32
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Hehehehehe... Sorry, no offense intended on ANY level but I just sprayed coffee all over laughing when I noticed a user named "blow 45" <giggles>, had an adverse reaction to the remark: "(although the easiest way to avoid the above problem is to not view porn...)".

Hhehehe... Ooooh, the irony of it all...
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 08:44 AM   #33
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I don't think there's any major change to the GUI metaphor (either on Windows or OS X) that has not provoked a massive backlash from users who have establish their own familiar workflow. However, these changes do happen from time to time, and change is the price of progress.

It has been pointed that OS X is likely to move to a framework similar to that on iOS, where the user will neither know nor care whether an app is actually loaded into memory or not. That will be handled by the OS. With faster SSD load times, most apps will launch very quickly if not already in memory (or Inactive Memory).
If the app does need to be quit, because of memory usage by other more active apps, then when it is reloaded, it will carry on where it left off.

So the only thing the user has to do is open and close his document windows. Personally, I haven't had any problems with documents being open that I didn't open. If you are used to Quitting as a means of closing all windows, then you will need to modify this behaviour (or the shortcut).

There are ways to disable Auto-resume: but I suspect that future versions of OS X will not allow disabling. So best to get used to it now.

I'm not saying whether one method is better than the other: merely "this is how it is".

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Old Mar 2, 2013, 09:01 AM   #34
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There are ways to disable Auto-resume: but I suspect that future versions of OS X will not allow disabling. So best to get used to it now.
As long as there is a terminal we will be able to disable. If not or if the terminal get's kicked in future releases people will just add it back in and/or develop alternative applications that don't behave so badly.

I took the tips from the linked solution on the previous page and disabled the behavior for Preview and QT - where such behavior clearly doesn't belong.
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Old May 21, 2013, 12:11 PM   #35
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Unintuitive, maddening

I've been using OS x and Preview for donkey's years.

I don't think it is intuitive at all to have to change an application behaviour that is:
- different from the earlier versions,
- different from other much used operating systems, and
- different to third party applications that also run on Macs,

by going to a system preference called "General". Why should users have to go to all this trouble to achieve standard behaviour?
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Old May 22, 2013, 02:31 AM   #36
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I've been using OS x and Preview for donkey's years.
I don't think it is intuitive at all to have to change an application behaviour that is different from the earlier versions
You think this is the first time that a fundamental metaphor of GUI has changed, in the 40 years since it was invented?

"Intuitive" means "it behaves like you're used to". So of course a new behaviour is not intuitive.

But you still had to learn the original way, and before you learnt it, it was unnatural, unintuitive and strange. Once you have learnt it, the important thing is that everything is consistent. That's what makes the experience intuitive.

Things will be different in the future! Luckily, we all have brains which are very good at adapting and learning.

Window 8 has radically changed many UI conventions. Even .. gasp .. Linux .. is coming up with new UI paradigms. We're not still using the same interfaces and computers that we were 20 years ago.

"Remember the days when you used to have save documents by hand?"
"Yeah. And when you had to reload every document after you quit an app."
"Crazy."
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 05:46 PM   #37
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Uncheck 'restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps

Did "UNCHECK 'RESTORE WINDOWS WHEN QUITTING AND RE-OPENING APPS"

Did not resolve the problem of previous images opening in Preview.
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