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10.7: Remove Safari session auto-restore
Authored by: rejetton on Aug 05, '11 07:40:18PM

I'm the original poster, and I want to thank each of you for your remarks. Also,

1. It is correct that I removed a directory (and its contents) and not just a file as I wrote. In fact, I used (command line) rm with the recursion and force flags. If you do that too, please be careful.

2. It is also correct that Cmd+q was not working. I did not try Cmd+Alt+q. As I said, the popup had exclusive focus for the application.

3. As I wrote, I had the System Preferences setting disabled for auto-resume, and had verified it several times with several applications. It came as quite a surprise that Safari insisted on auto-resume after a forced quit. I think this qualifies as a bug. There again, I think auto-resume itself is a bug.

4. I appreciate hearing about using Shift to start an application. That will be useful in the future.

5. Someone mentioned enabling private browsing. I can't quite picture how that would have helped me since I would have had to start Safari to enter private browsing mode, right? And every time I started Safari I got the exclusive focus popup. Or am I missing something? Can you enable private browsing in some other way than using the pull-down menu in Safari?

Again, my thanks go to everyone.

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10.7: Remove Safari session auto-restore
Authored by: Michelasso on Aug 08, '11 08:38:10AM

Nevertheless great hint. I was looking exactly for the location where the apps status was saved. Something on my MB was pretty messy on restarting a new session and I wanted to clean it up. Now I removed all subdirs in

"$HOME/Library/Saved Application State"

And the logging in seemed much faster. Especially iStat Menus was taking ages to show the CPU monitor.

I suspect that seen the few bugs in OS X Lion a general clean up once in a while will not hurt. ;)

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