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mike2139 Calculating status...
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Feb 10, 2012 2:07 AM

Since upgrading to Lion I find it annoying that when I open a file in Pages or Numbers, several files open all at the same time. How can this be fixed?

  • Domooo Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to mike2139)

    There is not a real fix (as far as i know)..

     

    Thing you can try are holding the Shift key while opening the application (Pages or Numbers.. )

     

     

    If any one else knows an pernament solution please let me know!

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Feb 10, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to mike2139)

    If you close all documents before quitting Numbers or Pages, you won't have them reopening when you launch the app again. If you don't want to have to close everything first try Lion Tweaks or the latest version of TinkerTool. Both have the option to turn off the resume feature for individual applications.

     

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to mike2139)

    When you Close Pages, use Option-Command-Q and all the windows will close and not reappear on reopening.

     

    Jerry

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    That's good, I don't recall that. Then, why quit Pages at all?

     

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Peggy)

    Peggy,

     

    To see the option in the Pages menu, hold down the Option key.

     

    I'm not certain about this, but I seem to have noticed that the MacBook battery lasts longer with fewer apps open, so that could be one reason to quit an app like Pages when it isn't needed.

     

    Jerry

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    Feb 22, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to mike2139)

    I am seeing the same annoying problem in MS Office.  Probably a defect or feature in the OS, depending on one's point of view.

    It's a real pain.  I'll add this to my list of reasons why Windows is a far more efficient and effective environment for getting work done.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to mike2139)

    Using Lion 10.7.5 for this post.

     

    When I unchecked the following System Preference > General setting, the explosion of restored windows on application relaunch ended.

     

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  • skeptical1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to VikingOSX)

    By darn, that was checked.  I unchecked "Restore windows..." and my initial testing indicates this is a fix!

  • skeptical1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to VikingOSX)

    Sorry, I have to take that back.  Unchecking "Restore windows..." in General Preferences does NOT work.

    It appeard to do the trick yesterday, and did the trick on the first boot today.  But with the same preference setting in force tonight, when opening one file, I got two open files.

    Have noticed a lot of 'unstable' or 'inconsistant' behavior across multiple versions of OSX.  They must have some real problems deep in the OS.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to mike2139)

    Ok. In the following post, scroll down to Babowa's Lion solution. It stops all application windows from automatically reopening on reboot and application launch.

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