Stop Preview from opening last pic with a new one?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jnl1211, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    So, I can not for the life of me figure out how to get Preview to NOT open the last pic I opened when I open a new one. Quite annoying because if I show someone a picture I don't always want them seeing what the last one was before that.

    Is there any way to make it not do that???
     
  2. capoeira4u macrumors member

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    Quicktime is the same, it opens the last played movies as soon as you launch the app. You can turn this off in Preference > General > Number of recent items.... select 'none'. Unfortunately this is a system wide preference and there's no way of turning it off just for a certain app.
     
  3. smoge macrumors regular

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    I don't think apple thought this though. Sounds great on paper, "it just dosent work" in the real world.
     
  4. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Use cmd-W the pic should not open. Try to get used to cmd-w instead of quitting the app. Otherwise keep the option pressed and quit it form the menubar, it should show quit and discard windows
     
  5. tkermit, Jul 5, 2011
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    tkermit macrumors 68030

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    No offense, but some of you guys should honestly just wait until Lion has been released for real. The NDA will be lifted and reviews will appear that are going to explain some of the new features in detail and will look at the reasoning behind them.
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    If you do this how do you get the icon to not stay in the dock

    Just closing the doc instead of the app will make the dock get bigger and bigger
     
  7. djrod macrumors 65816

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  8. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    Mabye Apple have actually come up with a way to prevent that from happening. ;)
     
  9. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    That would be a big plus, would happily just leave apps open if they didn't stay in the dock
     
  10. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Reduce dock size to accommodate apps. I personally like it, my apps launch faster as they are already running in the background.
     
  11. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    not very practical on a MacBook unless I make it really tiny

    If I am using an app then it stays in the dock
    If I have finished with an App then it gets removed from the dock (except for the Apps I tell it to keep there as I constantly use them)

    I see no purpose in something I use today and might use again in a weeks time, staying permanently in the dock
     
  12. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Then use the options provided to you to quit the app to disable resume on next launch. Problem solved.
     
  13. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    very true, and I plan to until apple provide a decent solution to keeping apps open
     

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