I have Netbeans 6.8 on Ubuntu Linux and for a while now everytime I start Netbeans it opens up the same 3 files. How can I make sure the IDE starts without opening any files I am sure did close the last time?
If you do not have permission to (over)write files in the $HOME/.netbeans directory tree, NetBeans will not be able to update its state. May be you started NetBeans as root user while $HOME was still pointing to your login directory.
Can't verify it at the moment, but I hope, it helps.