How to disable Resume on Mac OS X Lion


When you quit then re-open an application that has multiple windows open on Mac OS X Lion, the windows will remain in the same spot you closed them in. This is a nice feature but perhaps you’d like them to appeared stacked neatly instead. In the steps and video below, we show you how to disable the Resume feature built into Lion.

  • Open ‘System Preferences’
  • Locate and open the ‘General’ menu
  • Near the bottom uncheck the box that says “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps”

That’s it! If you want to see it in action check out the video below.

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