12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2016 12:45 AM by James Mcanano
FarmerDave Level 1 (0 points)

I find the feature of Lion that auto-loads previous web pages (and previous open applications) annoying. I want to stop this function. I see the checked box that asks if I want to re-open applications when logging out but I want the default to be to NOT re-open the apps. I equally dislike the auto-opening of previous web pages in Safari. I know that I can clear my history but what I want is for my homepage to open when I run Safari and not the last page viewed. Any solutions?


Found this for Safari in the forums...

Go to terminal and type in the following:


defaults write com.apple.Safari ApplePersistenceIgnoreState YES


If you decide that you rather have the new resume behavior, execute the above commands but change YES to NO.


You can also do the same for Preview:


defaults write com.apple.Preview ApplePersistenceIgnoreState YES

2010 MBP 15.4 2.53 i5, Mac OS X (10.7)