1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 25, 2012 9:51 AM by macjack
rdf254 Level 1 (0 points)

power point keeps opening at log in, how do i shut it off.

iMac, iOS 5.1.1
  • macjack Level 9 (50,745 points)

    It the Resume feature.



    When choosing Restart, Sleep or Shutdown there is a checkbox you can uncheck to prevent the apps from launching.


    Also in System Preferences > General there is a hard-to-find checkbox under "Number of recent items" you can turn off.

    Also, you can hold the shift key to disable resume on a one time basis.


    If you want to turn it off on a per app basis, (TextEdit is by example, replace TextEdit with the name of the app)

    Launch Terminal and copy/paste this at the prompt...

    defaults write com.apple.TextEdit NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false

    Press return.


    You can also accomplish this through the GUI by going to ~/Library/Saved Application State/TextEdit and delete that file…

    (note that the User Library is hidden - one way to get there is to go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key to choose "Library")



    To turn off Resume globally...

    chflags uchg ~/Library/"Saved Application State"

    Press return


    The reverse of the first one is to replace false with true.


    The reverse of the second one is


    chflags nouchg ~/Library/"Saved Application State"


    Again, you can accomplish this through Finder by going to ~/Library/Saved Application State and deleting the folder.