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10.7: Combine Resume with Restart after crash System 10.7
Here's a way to make full use of Lion's new Resume feature.

In the Energy Saver System Preferences pane on some Mac models is the setting 'Restart automatically if the computer freezes.' Enabling that setting and leave 'Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps' enabled in the General System Preferences pane.

Combined these make for a much more pleasant experience when a crash happens, as a reboot occurs followed by everything opening up as it was, with the exception of services (web pages, and some other apps/services) that may need to be logged in again.

[crarko adds: I imagine this is one of the reasons for the addition of the auto-restore feature. Making things less painful is always a good idea, as long as it doesn't restore you to the state that caused the crash in the first place.]
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10.7: Combine Resume with Restart after crash
Authored by: diamondsw on Aug 08, '11 08:01:02AM
Well, I had a comment about how "Restart automatically if the computer freezes" is a feature of Mac OS X server, but Mac OS X Hints worthless "you posted a comment in the last 1 seconds" (um, NO, I did not) ate it entirely. Couldn't even go back to it like a normal site, as that somehow tried to submit it again.

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10.7: Combine Resume with Restart after crash
Authored by: ebow on Aug 08, '11 10:33:17AM

It worked for me just as advertised. A few days after getting my new MBP and upgrading to Lion, I was setting up iPhoto and something went wrong. My screen froze for about 30-45 seconds, with the "busy" spinner superimposed over the screen for part of that time, and then suddenly I was back in business with everything but iPhoto just as I had left it!



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10.7: Combine Resume with Restart after crash
Authored by: mikexcite on Sep 01, '11 09:04:20PM

Does anyone else think this is crazy - won't resume restart whatever caused it to crash in the first place? What am I missing?



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