Why won't 2 of my apps stay fullscreen after restart?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by adamjackson, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. adamjackson macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    Reeder (RSS) for Mac and Calendar, MacBook Pro Core i7 running Yosemite. Short of a full reinstall of the OS w/o restoring from Time Machine, I've tried everything.

    When I open my apps, all open full screen except Safari which is by my own personal preference yet when I open Calendar or Reeder, those open in windowed mode despite my having them full screen when I closed the applications.

    To recreate issue, open calendar, go full screen, close application. Restart calendar and it's back to Window mode. I've reinstalled the entire OS and restored from Time Machine, disk permissions and reinstalled Reeder from scratch. Issues persist.

    Running 10.10.2 w/o any visual customizations / hacks.

  2. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i thought the default is for apps to NOT open fullscreen UNTIL you choose that option, since they 'take over' the screen. so, for example, my calendar, when i reopen it after fullscreen, always reverts to it's usual size (and NOT fullscreen)...
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    That is my understanding and experience as well.
  4. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008

    If I set Calendar full screen then close it and re-open, it re-opens in window mode. This is by design?

    Then why doesn't Mail, Messages or Safari follow the same design? They all open full screen after close.
  5. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    I did a short video showing this


    The only reason I think it's a bug is because on my iMac, (same yosemite build), the Reader, Calendar Safari start in full screen mode every time I start.
  6. kernowRE, Feb 11, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015

    kernowRE macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2015
    This was bugging me with safari too. I have a possible fix but have only tried it with safari. I haven't seen any unwanted side effects.

    1.Open safari full screen and go to system preferences-->general and untick 'close windows when quitting an app'

    2.navigate to ~/Library/Saved Application State/ and lock the folder com.apple.safari.savedstate

    3.Go back and tick the box from step one

    4.Quit safari and relaunch, worked for me

    I don't know about the other app and wether this process would have any adverse effects, it seems to me the problem was the system was deleting com.apple.safari.savedstate every time i quit safari.

    (you could just tick the box from step one but then all apps will reopen with the previous documents)

    EDITED: misread your post, thought you were having trouble with safari, this process may work with the apps you are having a problem with

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