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On Lion OS X how do I make it so that upon start up programs I had exited will not show up?

Asked by whitetigress (3129 points ) October 25th, 2011

For instance, I always exit all applications before shut down, but when I start up, there is always some sort of application that starts up automatically, as if it was open already. How do I turn off this feature?

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morphail's avatar

Look in Users & Groups Preferences, under Login Items

whitetigress's avatar

@morphail Thanks that helped part of it. Usually my “finder” will start up. Or my “zipeg” app. And then when I start up my iChat an old “group chat” box will always appear and I have to exit. Any suggestions?

morphail's avatar

Any open windows will open again when you restart the application. Close the window before you quit the application.

whitetigress's avatar

@morphail I always exit all applications before shut down. I figured it out though, upon shut down theres an option to check off.

morphail's avatar

No, I’m not talking about shutting down the Mac. Close all open windows before you quit the application. If you don’t, then the next time you start the application, it might open the windows that you didn’t close.

jrpowell's avatar

System Preferences—> General—> uncheck Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps

whitetigress's avatar

@morphail Ahh that is true that is exactly the pattern that happens. Also thanks @johnpowell

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