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10.7: Remove Safari session auto-restore
Authored by: Frederico on Aug 03, '11 10:06:04AM

I was sure this was already documented somewhere, but all you have to do is hold the 'Shift' key down when launching (I believe) any application under OS X Lion to prevent saved window states from reopening; this is pretty much the old style 'Safe Boot' / 'Safe Login' command and makes perfect sense.

I have tested this with Safari and TextEdit and it is true for at least these apps; it may not be reliable for applications not fully updated for the Resume feature in Lion.

Please note that if you use Spotlight, Launchbar, Keyboard Maestro, et al, to launch your apps via shortcuts, you may not get the 'Shift' key signal to the launcher agent in time; I find that it is necessary to hold the Shift key while clicking on the icon in Dock or Finder to register the request to launch clean.

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