Turn OFF "re-open windows + apps at startup" ???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by WardC, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    How do you permanently turn OFF the option (click-box) to auto-open all windows and apps the next time you startup or reboot? I find this to be very, very annoying, having to manually turn this off every time I startup or reboot my Mac, I do not want all these apps and windows popping up, websites and such, when I reboot. The only way I have figured out is that you manually have to "uncheck" the box each time you shut-down or restart, and this is very annoying.

    Does ANYBODY know how to PERMANENTLY turn OFF this feature???

    Thanks.
     
  2. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    you can't. it cannot be turned off!

    Apple just wants you to give up unticking it at every shutdown so you will convert to the iOS way of doing things (i.e. always resume everything).

    it is driving me fricking nuts, but people have tired altering the software controlling that checkbox and still it didn't work.

    maybe complain @apple and hope they will make an option for it, or at least have it remember the previous setting (i.e. unpicked)

    but ..... in the general settings is an option that at least lets you disable this for some/most(?) apps. when i chech that option it just does this for some apps and safari windows it seems.
     
  3. WardC thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for noting this checkbox in the General settings...I have unchecked it...

    I just don't like all my previous websites and documents all popping up when I startup my machine. I would just like the regular fresh startup with no apps open.

    Thanks again, I hope Apple gets this right.
     
  4. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Hopefully they will offer this as an option in a future update.

    It is annoying and I too would prefer a fresh start every time.
     
  6. mrmister macrumors regular

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    They will not change this. Jobs has spoken.

    It's obnoxious because it "mirrors" iOS...if you are retarded. Because iOS, by design, only has one app running at a time. In fact, if you reboot iOS, does it come back to the app that was running? No, it does not. Because that would be stupid.

    It isn't even internally consistent with their design goals. It's for grandmas who unplug and replug the computer box...and as such, should have a preference to turn it off.
     
  7. ensjesse macrumors newbie

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    Install OnyX for OSX. You should do your maintenance and tweak the things you don't like. That is all.:)
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's great for anyone with multiple users on the same machine. I'm a power user and I love it. All it took was for me to get used to it was to close the windows I didn't want open anymore before quitting an app or logging out.
     
  9. mrmister macrumors regular

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    "It's great for anyone with multiple users on the same machine. I'm a power user and I love it."

    We already had quick user changing for this.

    "All it took was for me to get used to it was to close the windows I didn't want open anymore before quitting an app or logging out."

    Translation: "All it took was changing how I worked to something Apple would prefer that takes a little longer and the OS has me trained really good."
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Fast User Switching is a joke if you actually use your machine for more than browsing and email.

    That's why they made it an OPTION.
     
  11. fortheloveofmac macrumors member

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    It only takes a second to uncheck. It's not a conspiracy. Not everything is Apple out to get you to conform to "its way of life."
     
  12. mrmister macrumors regular

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    But you have to uncheck it every time. That's intentional.
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Please dont justify this Apple stupidity by saying it only takes a second to untick.

    It should be configurable and its not. Big BLARING oversight by Apple.
     
  14. Ri-dog macrumors newbie

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    Fix?

    Did some looking around and isn't this a fix to this issue?

    I know its a little more trouble that we should have to go through, but if it is really annoying people, it seems this terminal command will disable this feature.

    Regards,

    Ri-dog
     
  15. witysheikh macrumors newbie

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    Avoid re-opening of apps on mac startup

    For all new mac users, clicking the cross sign of any window doesn't mean the program has been finished/quitted like MS Windows.
    So those applications which you haven't "QUITTED" will re-open whenever you will restart the system
    Which means always quit all the applications before shutting down the system.
    Simple solution to quit all applications is to make an application by using "AUTOMATOR" program which is a default program of mac

    Goto Launchpad (Rocket sign icon) >> Search for Automator in Search query>> Click Automator >> Click Application (under "Choose a type for your document").

    A list will appear on the left side of the screen with various applications... Search word "quit" in search query and select "Quit All Applications"at the top of the list on the left hand side

    Drag the icon of "Quit All Applications" to the right side of the screen. (For Testing purpose, you can click the Run icon on the top right corner of window). But probably that's not something easy as ABC so just save this application (by clicking top centre on "Untitled (Application)-Edited") to the Desktop.

    You're ready to go... Just click the icon and your all apps will be "Quitted" and then shut down the system and you won't face any annoying apps at the starting of the system.

    Please note that those applications which always run at the back of the system like "Google Drive", "Dropbox", "Viber for mac", reopens when you quit them so you can't avoid them if they're installed on your system.
    Still it helps

    Please give your feedback and tell me how did you go
    Regards,
    Ahsan
     

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