Reopen Windows When Logging Back In

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Robotpedlr, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Robotpedlr macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    Lake Tapps, WA
    I am running Lion on my new MacBook Air. I am trying to disable the "reopen windows" function (I don't want anything to reopen, ever). I have tried to unselect it in perferences>general. I have tried a few tricks I read on here (deleting and locking the saved application state folder and/or sub folders) all for not.

    Every time I reboot, all the darn windows open again. It keeps defaulting (in the shut down warning window to "reopen". I can unselect that everytime also and that works...but if that is the only way to do it, why is there even an option in preferences to turn that off. I know it is only one extra step, but it is very annoying.

    Is there a permanent fix to turn this off?
  2. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    They may fix that in another release, but for now. To shutdown I hit the power button, then when the window pops up hit the space bar then the enter key. To restart I hit space then tab then space. It's my workaround for now anyway.
  3. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Just saw this fix in another forum:

    One of Lion’s new features is Resume, which automatically reopens every window you last had open in a given application when you relaunch it. That’s magical sometimes—when you relaunch Safari or Word and welcome the sight of all your last open documents. Other times, though, it’s annoying: Say you opened a dozen PDFs in Preview, and now you’re finished, and you know you don’t want them to reopen the next time you launch the app. Hints reader xplora discovered the delightfully simple solution.
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    When you quit the app whose windows you don’t want Lion to remember, hold down the Option key. That is, either press Command-Option-Q, or hold down Option when you go to the application’s eponymous menu. The Option key turns Quit into Quit and Discard Windows—which works precisely as you’d expect.

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