Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > macOS > Lion settings

Lion settings
Thread Tools
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 12, 2012, 04:24 PM
My iMac came with OSX 10.7.4 "Lion" and I find some things in this system annoying. Is there a way to get rid of the default "open windows again on restart" which is always checked, in the shutdown dialogue?

Same thing with applications. For instance today I happened to enter a bogus website which gave me a dialog box saying "You should consider cleaning your Mac of garbage" and the name of some software they wanted me to download. Modal dialog box, only one button marked "OK". I decided that I was definitely not going to click that button. Since there was no way to get rid of the box, I force quit Safari. But on the next start, Safari automatically loaded the same window with the same site and there was the suspicious box & button again. A second force quit & restart while frantically hitting Cmd-W saved me. Is there a way to tell the machine not to reload windows that were open when the application was shut down?

Third: this system seems to save changes automatically. Cmd-S should only be used to save a version. If I close the window in e.g. Pages, it will automatically save the current state of the file. Only sometimes this has not worked. The last few sentences are missing. Why?

Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Jose, CA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 13, 2012, 02:13 AM
1) That should have been fixed in 10.7.4.

2) System Preferences -> General -> Restore Windows when quitting and re-opening apps

3) Can't help you on 3.

Celebrating 10 years and 4000 posts on MacNN!
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 13, 2012, 06:40 AM
I doubt that a website can throw up a dialog box. More likely it was a window made to look like a dialog box. Click the red button to close it.
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 13, 2012, 01:36 PM
No, websites can throw up dialog boxes, but they can't do too much with them. That one you got is an info box, so if you just click OK, it goes away without installing anything.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
Eldberg  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 14, 2012, 09:03 AM
Aw! I'm ashamed that it was that easy and I didn't find it. Thanks ibook Steve.

Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2