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How do you stop OSX from opening previously viewed files in all apps and prevent it from reopening windows on restart?

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Restoring application state when reopening apps can be disabled in the General preferences.

Disabling Resume when logging out and back in is more difficult. You'll have to resort to hacks like running defaults write com.apple.loginwindow TALLogoutSavesState -bool false on login with a LaunchAgent.

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Restore windows...is unchecked but it still opens the windows like MS Word? –  TheLearner Mar 26 '12 at 13:19
    
@TheLearner I don't know about Word, but some other cross-platform apps like Chrome still use their own implementation of restoring state and might have a separate preference for disabling it. –  Lri Mar 27 '12 at 11:47
    
The option is now called "close windows when quitting an application". –  misterben Mar 3 '13 at 13:03

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