> On Aug 5, 2017, at 12:09 PM, Bruce Johnson <john...@pharmacy.arizona.edu> 
> wrote:
>> On Aug 4, 2017, at 11:16 PM, GMail Valter Psicof <valter.psi...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> Hi, I just upgraded my iMac 24" Early 2009 to OSX 10.9 (from OSX 10.6), and
>> I found a new behaviour I dislike.
>> With 10.9, after boot the Mac opens up both the apps and the windows that I
>> left open at the previous shutdown (if I turn on "Reopen windows when
>> logging back in" in the shutdown dialogue).
>> Problem is, since I DO want the _windows_ to reopen (I usually left open
>> many of them), but I do NOT want the _apps_ to reopen, I find myself forced
>> to close any app manually before shutdown.
>> Ideally, I would like a behaviour like it was in 10.6: windows kept open
>> between restart, apps do not.
>> Do you know any way to make it possible in 10.9? Maybe with some Terminal
>> wizardry? :-)
>> (googling this gave nothing)
> Perhaps an applescript tied to shutdown that closes all apps but Finder?

Also as a heavy user of Spaces, I find leaving anything open to be pretty much 
useless, since all the windows upon logging back in open in the same space. 

I don’t apportion spaces by app, but by project which means app windows are 
scattered among several spaces. I finally gave up and just a) quit shutting 
down or logging off and b) unchecking the box to open things when I log in 
again so I can start with a clean slate.

Bruce Johnson
University of Arizona
College of Pharmacy
Information Technology Group

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