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I'm running 10.7.1 on an Early 2008 white MacBook, and I do a lot of word processing and stuff with many files open at once. Whenever I have a file or two open in Preview or Word 2008 (probably more that I haven't discovered yet), and I close the application and re-open it later, the files I was working on previously automatically open.

I feel stupid not being able to find the settings to disable this from happening; it's driving me insane! I've wasted hours searching for a checkbox to turn this off. Does anybody know how? Thanks!

asked Aug 23 '11 at 22:43

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System Preferences>General

Uncheck Restore windows when quiting and re-opening apps

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answered Aug 24 '11 at 03:04

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Thank you! I can't believe I missed that... I've been through General so many times.

(Aug 24 '11 at 15:15) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

one way to do it is to just close the file before exiting the application

answered Aug 23 '11 at 23:20

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