Safari: Remove Auto-Restore After Re-Opening?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by legaleye3000, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    Is there any way to not have my webpages restore when I close Safari and re-open Safari later on? Thanks.
  2. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2005
    Turn off the setting below in System Preferences. Though this is for all apps, not just Safari.

  3. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    My bet is that we'll see some clever third-party utility that allows users to exclude apps from the Resume feature. It's useful for some apps (I could see myself liking it for things like Numbers), but I don't want it everywhere.
  4. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I can definitely see a situation where you would want this on, but not for Safari. I'm hopefully Apple eventually adds it for just Safari.
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    It would be nice if it had it's own preference pane where you could add apps that you didn't want the restore feature enabled.
  6. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Give it time, either Apple will add this or someone will write an app to do it because there is already a way to do it on a per app basis by locking some files. (Hint: Look under ~/Library/Saved Application State/)

    Personally I have just started using the new hotkey that I posted about in another thread:

  7. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    So that basically means i would not have to untick that restore all windows selection box everytime i turn off my mbp? That would be a live saver since it was really hexing me that this option wouldn't remain unticked after a reboot.
  8. Squishy Tia macrumors regular

    Squishy Tia

    Nov 17, 2010
    Except for one very nagging issue: The OS still saves your windows even if you uncheck this option. That brings up two problems:

    1) Wasted space and shorter lifespan for SSD owners. Significantly shorter lifespan due to how data is written to cells and the fact cells have limited number of write cycles until they die.

    2) The bigger problem - if you ever reactivate the setting listed here, the next time you open an app (say, Preview), every single window you ever opened that is still accessible via the files on your computer will all open when you launch the program.

    So let's say that while you have the Restore Windows setting enabled, you use Preview to view a total of 2500 pictures/files. Now disable the Restore Windows setting and go on your merry way. Sometime later you decide you need the Restore Windows setting to make things easier in another app. After that you use something that opens Preview and guess what pops up: every window of every file you opened while the Restore Windows option was enabled.

    Now do you see the problem with this option? It's still present in the GM BTW.
  9. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    Hmm... I'm starting to think Apple didn't really think much about this feature!
  10. Heston macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    Doesn't work for Safari. You have to do the keyboard shortcut described above.

    Probably the most annoying feature in my opinion. The browser takes longer to load now depending on what you had open previously. I want it to load up every time because it's faster, especially 5/10 times I open up the browser to use Google anyway. I like closing programs down. It makes my computer feel less cluttered.

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