Your Mac has a lot of functionality and neat features. One of these is the ability to open your previous files when your open an app. For example in Word, Keynote or any other app, when you close an application your Mac will remember what file it had open. When you then open the application it will remember the previous files you had open. This means you don’t have to find the file when you open an app, it will be present. Some may find this functionality useful, however if you want to turn it off you can. This means you start from a blank slate when you open an app.
Stop Windows and Files Appearing When Starting An App
To close windows when you quit an app, you have to change a setting. This is a simple setting, however if you don’t know where it is, it can be hard to find.
To alter this setting open System Preferences. Select the General tab.
There is a setting half way down the page titled ‘Close Windows When Quitting An Application’. Check this box. Now when you close an app the windows will be closed. This means when an app is open it is blank and doesn’t open your previous files.
It is open a simple change but very useful.