Minimizing open apps at startup/logon

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by FortWorthMac, May 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Hey all,

    I'm perplexed. How does one keep apps from opening maximized when restarting or logging back on? I've looked in the settings at can't seem to find the setting so I'm beginning to think one can't.

    I don't mind the apps reopening I just hate a screen full of windows that I then have to minimize to the dock.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    Have you unchecked the option to restore apps/windows at next boot, in the shutdown/restart dialogue?

    Also, have you installed 10.7.4?
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't think you can, but you can select the one app you want left open then hit command-option-h (all three at once) and that will hide all but the active window/app.

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