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Old May 22, 2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Easy Preview question

i'm running 10.7.5 and am wondering why every time i open up Preview or Text Edit, it opens up every single file that i've recently opened in those apps. in other words, if i open a pic file in Preview it opens up other pics that i've recently viewed. kind of annoying.
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Old May 22, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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i'm running 10.7.5 and am wondering why every time i open up Preview or Text Edit, it opens up every single file that i've recently opened in those apps. in other words, if i open a pic file in Preview it opens up other pics that i've recently viewed. kind of annoying.
command+w will close an active Preview window, command+q will just quit the application and all windows will reopen when you restart the application.
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Old May 22, 2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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But, the question is, why does it do this? Is there a setting somewhere? Is it built-in and can't be changed?

It does it for me too and like the OP I find it annoying and would like to stop it from doing it, not just close the window.
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Old May 23, 2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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Try asking this question over in the Mac Lion forum.
If I recall correctly, there was a terminal command you coud use to stop the annoying doc reopening behavior on an App by App basis, but I don't remember what the command was.
On second thought:

Turn Off Resume on a Per App Basis in Mac OS X Lion with defaults write

also

Disable Resume & App Window Restore Completely in Mac OS X Lion & Mountain Lion
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Old May 23, 2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Thank you! That worked perfectly.
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Old May 23, 2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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I believe there is also an option in Previews Preferences to do the same.
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I believe there is also an option in Previews Preferences to do the same.
Just looked. Didn't see anything. But if you can find it, let me know.
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