Prevent Apps from reopening

Discussion in 'macOS' started by petsk, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    Is there a way to prevent apps from reopening after the system crashes and/or when you install updates that require reboot? I hate the default behavior and always have to reboot twice just to get a clean desktop.

    The dialog that asks you if you want to "Reopen windows when logging back in" has no effect on crashes/update reboots.
  2. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    Sometimes - if you have the application open - go to the "Preferences" option in the Menu there can be settings regarding the opening or closing of apps.

    Otherwise, go to the application's icon in the Dock and right-click it and sometimes an options menu pops up giving you the option whether you want the application open at startup.
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    No, you can only disable Resume completely. It is meant for unexpected terminations.

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