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Why do my applications keep reopening previous windows?

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May 4, 2012 7:52 PM

Befroe people start saying "You have to check..."

 

I have. I unchecked it, it didn't work. I uncheck it, close system preferences, open application, previous windows opens, I rip out another tuft of hair, go BACK to system preferences.

 

 

IT RECHECKED ITSELF

 

 

Please help me. I find this VERY, VERY, annoying.

 

If you need anything just ask.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,135 points)

    Repairing the permissions of a home folder in Lion is a complicated procedure. I don’t know of a simpler one that always works.

     

    Back up all data now. Before proceeding, you must be sure you can restore your system to its present state

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.

     

    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:

     

    chmod -R -N ~

     

    The command will take a noticeable amount of time to run. When a new line ending in a dollar sign ($) appears below what you entered, it’s done. You may see a few error messages about an “invalid argument” while the command is running. You can ignore those. If you get an error message with the words “Permission denied,” enter this:

     

    sudo !!

     

    You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up.

     

    Next, boot from your recovery partition by holding down the key combination command-R at startup. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

     

    When the recovery desktop appears, select Utilities ▹ Terminal from the menu bar.

    In the Terminal window, enter “resetpassword” (without the quotes) and press return. A Reset Password window opens. You’re not going to reset the password.

     

    Select your boot volume if not already selected.

     

    Select your username from the menu labeled Select the user account if not already selected.

     

    Under Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs, click the Reset button.

     

    Select ▹ Restart from the menu bar.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,135 points)

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.

     

    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:

     

    ls -Oel ~/Library/{Pref,Sav}*/com.apple.*

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

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