TextEdit help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CoMoMacUser, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    I don't understand why, when I click on the TextEdit icon in the dock, instead of giving me an open doc to start using, I have to click on New Document. Really annoying, especially when I'm on the phone and need to take a quick note.
  2. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
  3. CoMoMacUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I'm on an old Snow Leopard machine right now and I don't have a way to check a current machine (it works the way you want in SL).

    However, you could create a new, blank document, give it a name like "New TextEdit", do a "Get Info" on it, check the "Stationery Pad" box, and put that document into the Dock. A new blank document will open in TextEdit when you click it.

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