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App Specs
File size:
754.60 KB
September 12, 2014
January 23, 2016

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One of the best features of OS X is the ability to restore the windows and documents of a previously terminated application, allowing you to pick up your work where you left off.
Unfortunately this feature can only be disabled system-wide and not on a per-application basis.

This is where RestoreMeNot comes in and provides a simple way to disable the window restoration for individual applications so that you can fine-tune this behaviour to suit your needs.

Please note that RestoreMeNot is designed to work ONLY with apps that use Apple's own restoration functionality and not those that use their own methods of restoring previous window states. There is also no guarantee that RestoreMeNot will work for every application you add to it.

Example usage scenario:

Let's say you're using Preview to open a lot of images on a daily basis and at the same time also working on an important document in Pages.
It's frustrating to always have the images re-open every time you launch Preview, but at the same time is very useful to have the same feature when working on your documents in Pages.
Disabling this functionality in System Preferences will unfortunately remove it from every application, meaning whether you keep it enabled or disabled will not be solving your initial problem.
If you would be using RestoreMeNot in this scenario you would simply be able to add Preview to its list of apps and it would block Preview from restoring previously opened files, whilst letting you continue enjoying this feature when using Pages.

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What's New
  • Closing the main window quits the app
  • Fixed a bug where the Library folder could not be added if located outside the boot drive

  • RestoreMeNot (com.tofubytes.restoremenot) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is RestoreMeNot 307.