"Preview" opening dialogue screen ??

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Wilbah, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Wilbah macrumors member

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    Hey folks...

    Since updating to 10.8 upon opening the Preview application, I now get a opening screen that offers me "icloud" or "on this mac"... and its really annoying!

    I use preview alot for screen grabs from Final Cut - I use the "take screen shot from selection" option, and now I have to first click through this dialogue box twice to get it to close! No biggie- but its annoying if I'm doing several.

    Also, in all prior OS versions, if I saved a Preview file once in one particular place, (i.e. "save as" to desktop) it would automatically default to that location again for subsequent files, until you quit the app; 10.8 automatically defaults to save the file to "iCloud"- which again forces me to add several steps to get the file to save to the desktop.

    In short- a simple screen grab that I want to save as a jpg, now forces me to add like 6 steps to the process and its starting to drive me nuts!

    Anyone else notice this? I looked in the "Preferences" in the Preview app, but dont see anything. Most times in other instances with an opening option screen you get a "don't show me this screen again" window to click.... not here.

    Help! Its driving me nuts!!
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Geez, you don't appreciate how Mountain Lion made your Mac easier to use :rolleyes: ?

    You could turn off the "Documents" checkbox in the iCloud pref pane in System Preferences; that might stop it. But make sure you don't have copies up there you'd lose.

    Or try a different screen grabber.
     
  3. sazivad macrumors 6502

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    OP, do you use iCloud Documents & Data at all? Because if you don't, you can go to :apple: > System Preferences… > iCloud and uncheck this checkbox.
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Except that would also disable iCloud for TextEdit, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote if he used them.
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Even though I don't find it as annoying as I thought I still think "Open iCloud" and "Save to iCloud" on the file menu would be better than this dialog box.
     
  6. dadama macrumors newbie

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    If find this annoying enough that I have switched from Preview to PDF Nomad as the default pdf viewer and to Graphic Converter to view jpg's. I would gladly switch back to preview if the dialogue box stopped opening whenever the program was launched.
     

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