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Re: All previous notebooks open at startup

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  • From: W Craig Carter <ccarter at>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:32:34 -0500 (EST)
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Hello All,
For anyone else having the behavior of all Mathematica windows open in MacOS 10.7 Lion:
I can confirm that this works perfectly. Thanks Bill.

W Craig Carter
Professor of Materials Science, MIT

On Nov 20, 2011, at Sun, Nov 20, 11 ---5:37 AM, Bill Rowe wrote:

> On 11/19/11 at 6:44 AM, ccarter at (W Craig Carter) wrote:
>> Hello, I recent upgrade to 8.04 and to MacOs 10.7.
>> When I start mathematica now, *every* screen from my previous
>> session opens.  I looked at the options inspector, and Preferences
>> and couldn't find anything to stop this behavior. Does anyone know.
> The characteristic you are describing is a new feature of Mac OS
> 10.7. For some applications, this is rather handy but clearly
> not for Mathematica. A simple fix is to download the freeware
> utility TinkerTool that can be found at
> <>. Among other things,
> TinkerTool allows you to set this behavior on per application
> basis. Click in the icon that looks like the power button on a
> Mac laptop (resume), wait a bit while TinkerTool lists the apps
> on your machine, scroll down to Mathematica and set the Restore
> Windows to no and you will be back to the behavior prior to OS 10.7.

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