3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2015 9:30 AM by TJW56
dktr Level 1 (5 points)

Hi all,


Since the latest release of GarageBand, when I open the application, it automatically launches the last opened project. I recall this happening in Logic Pro before but there was an option to disable it. Can't seem to find this in GarageBand.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • léonie Level 10 (91,019 points)

    When you hold down the ⌥-key while launching GarageBand, it will open a File Chooser dialog and not open the last project. But for some reason, it will take longer to launch this way than simply letting it first open the wrong project.


    Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 17.09.09GMT+1.PNG

    Or you could open the project that you want by double-clicking it in the Finder.





    Added: Holding down the alt/options key while clickin the GarageBAnd icon will first open GarageBand without showing the application window. You get simply the main menu bar and can go directly to the "File > Open" menu:


    Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 17.18.03GMT+1.PNG

  • dktr Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the tip L eonie,


    I'll use this until a more permanent solution comes along.



  • TJW56 Level 1 (0 points)

    With GarageBand open you can go to then hover over File > Open Recent then click Clear Menu.  Close GarageBand.  When you reopen it you will get the project menu.  I, too was looking for a way to open GB without reopening a past project.  It isn't as ideal as disabling the option but it is a work around.