Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tech Tuesday:Windows That Won't Close

As we are all aware with any upgrade or introduction of new software, features change. One of these, of course, was the zoom feature on the iPhone. With Lion, a feature that has been driving me nuts is that the last window you use in a program,  opens up when you open that program. This is particularly irritating with the Internet browser windows. My home page was no longer the first page to open up. Usually, it was some page that immediately got me off-task (can you say Facebook?)
I was at the Apple store a couple of weeks ago and two geniuses did not know what to do about this change, even though they found it irritating also.

Well, Thanks to Stever Robbins, there is an easy fix. The only hard part, is at this moment, I can't direct you to the podcast where I heard it. Why? Well, I listen to podcast as I am going to sleep, and I don't know which one it was.

Since I guess that doesn't really matter (except that I believe there were tips for Windows 7 users that were experiencing a similar problem), here is the Lion fix.

If you choose Restart or Shut Down, you will see this window. At the bottom where it says
Reopen windows when logging back in, uncheck the box.

Secondly, you can go into your System Preferences 

Go under General

Under Number of recent items, you will see another check box that says Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps. Uncheck that box and those pesky windows will quit opening and distracting you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! This has been driving me nuts, too.