Not to "reopen windows when logging back in"

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by daihard, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #1
    Hi.

    Is there a way to uncheck the "Reopen windows when logging back in" option that's on the shutdown/restart window by default? Whenever I try to log out, restart or shut down Lion, the window shows up with the option checked. I always want to start a clean, empty session so end up unchecking it manually every time. I would like to not have to do that.

    TIA!
     
  2. andyboutte macrumors member

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    #2
    I haven't seen a way to do what your asking but there is an option in system preferences under general to not restore windows. You can also disable saved states for applications following this guide:

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/31/disable-resume-specific-applications-mac-os-x-lion/
     
  3. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Thanks! That actually solves another issue I was going to ask about, the application reopening previously-opened documents automatically. I've been meaning to find a way to turn that off, and your tip did the trick!
     
  4. Person777 macrumors newbie

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    Lion reopen of windows check box-icon color-gray vs. gray

    This "feature" is irritating because it is inefficient. It adds an extra key stroke every time on shuts down and often one needs to shut down when one is in a hurry and least likely to cover every point. Then the delay in start up when most users have already appropriated what apps they want at log in using the preferences. It is disconcerting because it does seen un-apple-like when viewed in terms of being efficient. Also bothering is the shades of gray on icons as in the Mail app. The back/forward arrow of Safari is now using two shades of gray instead of gray and black. The loss of contrast for me and some others is more difficult to distinguish.
     
  5. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Thanks, that's a way to work around the problem. i'd still like to be able to use the keyboard to shut down. That would be solved if we could assign a shortcut key combination to a particular command/application like we can with Linux (at least KDE and Gnome) and Windows...
     

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