Is Documents in the Cloud all or nothing?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I wasn't sure wether to put this under "Mountain Lion" or "iCloud" but...


    This is probably a stupid question, since Apple isn't big on several options, but can you turn on Documents in the Cloud for only certain applications?

    I want to use it for certain apps (like keynote), but not others (like preview and text edit).
    Is this possible?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Yes. iCloud is just a storage location. You can choose to put each document in iCloud, or have it on your disk.

    It's not all or nothing.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, but I guess my wording was somewhat bad. I know that I don't have to save to iCloud, but I don't like have the document dialog box appear every time I open a certain app.

    For example, I have a custom blank document template that automatically opens every time I launch Pages, if Documents in the Cloud is enabled then an iCloud storage search box appears and I have to hit "New Document" before I can actually get to a blank sheet.

    I know its a small problem, but it gets annoying. Thats why I wanted to set it to work only with certain apps.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    The "Open" dialog is the new default for most Apple apps, like Preview, TextEdit, Pages, etc.
    Whether it shows iCloud by default, or your hard drive, can be set by the following Terminal command:

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    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
    If you want to have some apps default to iCloud and others not, then don't use this, but replace "NSGlobalDomain" with "com.apple.textedit" or whatever.

    If you want to stop the open dialog at startup altogether, I don't know if this is possible. There may be a similar Terminal command to turn it off. Or not.
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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