way to turn off annoying feature that opens last-viewed files when opening an app?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Foxdog175, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Foxdog175 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2008
    Every time I close TextEdit or Preview and open a text file or image later, these apps show me the last file(s) I was viewing before I closed the app. Is there a way to turn this off?

    It seems like the only way you can close a file for good is to close the window, then the app. Some iOS features do not translate well into a standard computer OS and this is definitely one of them.
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Option-Command-q or System Preferences -> General ->Restore Windows when quitting apps, uncheck
  3. Foxdog175 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2008
  4. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    There's actually no need to quit either TextEdit or Preview.app manually anymore. The system will take care of quitting the processes for you. All you have to do is close the windows, when you're done with them.

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