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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion System 10.8
Mountain Lion introduced a new Open dialog to reflect iOS behavior. This dialog appears in TextEdit and Preview when you launch them, and you can't disable it in the applications' preferences.

The only way to disable the iCloud open dialog is to uncheck Documents & Data in the iCloud pane of System Preferences. This also disables the default iCloud destination in Save dialogs.
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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: kiltbear on Jul 27, '12 12:05:36PM

I believe that once you select "On my mac" it will remember that choice.



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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 30, '12 08:32:10AM

Yes, it does. This is a non issue, and I will actually want to start saving some documents on iCloud.

I'm not sure why people are being so resistant to the new features in ML.

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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: bfred.it on Aug 01, '12 12:46:36PM

I don't know, it come up a couple of times but it wasn't being saved, so I managed to find this solution.



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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jul 27, '12 01:35:35PM

There is a switch top left, one for iCloud and one "On My Mac". Toggle that and it stays at your last selected option, no need to disable iCloud throughout the system.

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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: maclover on Jul 29, '12 05:38:20PM

Thanks a lot for this hint.
Does one know how to get rid of all the social junk (you may say crap too)?
Will this make my MacBook resp. MacMini useable with ML again?
Speed and responsivnes are gone since Lion.
Sadly all UI relates actions are animated somehow with no sense and no need for.



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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 30, '12 08:38:36AM

If you Mac seems slow with ML something is up. I found a large speed increase on my 2009 iMac, a new Mac Mini and a Mac Book Pro.

I have none of the "social" stuff going on. Just go into the "Mail, Contacts, and Calendars" pref pane and uncheck what you don't want.

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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: rumirocks on Jul 31, '12 05:16:06AM
There is a switch top left, one for iCloud and one "On My Mac". Toggle that and it stays at your last selected option, no need to disable iCloud throughout the system.
What window is this top-left switch on?

Sorry to ask a dumb question, but the only thing I used iCloud Docs for in Lion was iA Writer--and I have a lot of iA Writer docs strewn around for use on my iPad and iPhone--and if I turn Documents and Data off in the iCloud Prefs on Mountain Lion, it says that it will deny me access to everything stored there until I turn it back on; so, presumably my iA Writer docs. Problem is that I have a hundred small tech chunks in iA Writer, and the thought of having to download them individually to my Mac is not what I have a computer for.

Also, I do not want my TextEdit docs autosaved to iCloud.

[I find the lack of ML choices so intrusive. Why didn't they give a big fat warning? This interferes with workflow; it's irritating. I lost the Activity Window, I enjoyed having a separate search function because I could use it to store something I was going to look at without the page changing. yada-yada.]

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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: jamietshaw on Nov 17, '12 02:26:40AM

Yes, it does remember that option, but it doesn't stop the dialog from opening in the first place. Try this: open something in Preview. Close it. Go to some other program. Click back to Preview. The dialog opens. I don't want that.



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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: doneitner on Jul 27, '12 04:10:14PM

I'm glad to hear there is a system-wide option to disable iCloud. Those of us who don't have and don't want iCloud should not be bothered by it cropping up everywhere in the system as a default. Good to know.



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How to disable the iCloud Open dialog in Mountain Lion
Authored by: bmamlin on Sep 21, '12 06:33:18PM
If anyone is looking for a way to stop iCloud from being the default location when saving new files (e.g., when saving something pasted into Preview), I found this page, which provides the Terminal command:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

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