Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 6:56 AM (in response to Brian Gavin)
Seriously though, here is a workaround for you BG:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2011 7:49 AM (in response to Brian Gavin)
Brian Gavin wrote:
So, we found one of the first idiots. Who mentioned anything about restarting? Or you never quit and app?
Get in line with the other idiots.
As posted above, via System Prefs > General, you can change the behavior when quitting apps.
As CT (and many of us have found), even with that changed, it is sometimes preferable to have windows reopen automatically after a restart or power off; there is a separate option when doing either.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to psbolton)
What would be really nice here is control at the application level of this feature. I want to have an inclusion list or exclusion list of applications that use this feature. Preview it makes no sense. I have found it a bit clunky in office products too. Maybe I am doing it wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 6:01 AM (in response to Brian Gavin)
I'm with you on this but you aren't supposed to quit apps anymore. Instead, you are supposed to close windows when you are done with them. If you do it this way, the problem is non-existant. Lion features many of the memory management features of iOS and as such, running programs are supposed to give up their memory or quit when necessary, automagically.
I admit I have not yet adjusted to this. This feature will work well for my wife who never quits any apps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 6:30 AM (in response to Matt_Akers)
Type in terminal:
defaults write com.apple.preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false
to turn this off for preview only.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 1:16 AM (in response to Matt_Akers)
It appears that you can pick and choose which apps will have a saved state - find the appropriate subfolder in the '~/Library/Saved Application State' folder, delete its contents and then lock it in 'Get Info'.
- but Preview and Textedit don't have subfolders
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to psbolton)
i ticked all the boxes in general settings, related to reopening etc, to NONE.
But Preview keeps opening allllllll my pictures in Seperate windows.. its really annoying my computer cant handle this..
what to do ?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 11:52 AM (in response to soehn)
Thanks. I tried the Terminal solution and it works perfectly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2012 10:16 PM (in response to kyliiie)
The next time you open Preview, make sure to close all those separate windows. Either click the red circle in the upper left or use Command-W.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to psbolton)
I've unchecked the option to 'restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps'... but it's still doing it. Sometimes. (I'm at a loss to figure out why it sometimes does and sometimes doesn't.)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to Ignolopi)
Went to System Prefernces/personal/general
Unticked box witn restore windows when quitting and reopening apps - worked for us
We di dput none in each of the boxes above then changed that back to 5 but don't think that is part of it.
I know you've done it but can only say what we did.
Apple seems not to get customers to test run their products, I mean people who don't know how it all works (us) and have no interest in how it works (us) we just want it to work as in their ad.
Another thing the lettering in ALL their windows like iCal. Addres Book etc is way too small. We have a 27" screen and practically live inside it when I have a health prob that means I have to sit back. Wonderful suystem but numnut designers and no real person testers.! That's my grumble. Cheers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to candeefrommason city)
But apple pleaseeeeeeeeeeee re-engineer this horrible app!