RestoreMeNot
RestoreMeNot
2.0.5

4.5

RestoreMeNot free download for Mac

RestoreMeNot2.0.5

02 October 2018

Disable window restoration for individual applications.

Overview

RestoreMeNot provides a simple way to disable the window restoration for individual applications so that you can fine-tune this behavior to suit your needs. Please note that RestoreMeNot is designed to work only with apps that use Apple's own restoration functionality and not those that use their own methods of restoring previous window states. Example usage scenario: Let's say you're using Preview to open a lot of images on a daily basis and at the same time also working on an important document in Pages. It's frustrating to always have the images re-open every time you launch Preview, but at the same time is very useful to have the same feature when working on your documents in Pages. Disabling this functionality in System Preferences will unfortunately remove it from every application, meaning whether you keep it enabled or disabled will not be solving your initial problem. If you would be using RestoreMeNot in this scenario you would simply be able to add Preview to its list of apps and it would block Preview from restoring previously opened files, whilst letting you continue enjoying this feature when using Pages.

What's new in RestoreMeNot

Version 2.0.5:
  • Ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave

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22 Reviews of RestoreMeNot

Acuraice
25 September 2011
Version: 1.0b4

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how bout a script to permanently disable the annoying popup requesting if you would like to restore windows upon a shutdown!!! so friggin annoying!
(10)
4.5
Paganel
02 October 2018
Version: 2.0.5
thank you for very useful application
(0)
Priosantos-Jan
13 September 2014
Version: 2.0
Does not work with Yosmite DP
(0)
Gary30
09 August 2014
Version: 1.0.1
Methinks this is a dead one. Only suggestion is a setting I found in MacPilot to disable restoration of any open windows upon restarting the Finder. I have a feeling there is a way of doing this with the command line, but that is beyond my level of expertise.
(0)
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Tekl
12 June 2014
Version: 1.0.1
Link is down
(1)
4.5
Wayne-Welsh
26 March 2013
Version: 1.0.1
I've really appreciated this little app BUT with this update I get this error message: "Could not load RestoreMeNot preference pane." I've removed the older RMN pref pane and installed the new one several times. I fixed my prefs, restarted the computer, etc. to no avail. I hope there is a way I can get this functionality back. I'm using a mid 2009 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and OS 10.8.3. Thanks!
(0)
5
Christa-1980
24 March 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Awesome and free. What do you need more. :) Very useful when you have kids trying to mess with your Mac (Trust me .. I know what I am talking about)
(1)
Nick-Collingridge
23 March 2013
Version: 1.0.1
@ HackDefender: I don't think this works when your Mac crashes. I know this rarely happens, but on the odd occasion when it has I have found that any applications not included in my RestoreMeNot list re-open when the Mac restarts.
(0)
Nick-Collingridge
20 March 2013
Version: 1.0b10
Very useful utility, but developer's website seems to be down and download link does not work at present.
(0)
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Xenos
23 October 2012
Version: 1.0b10
all 4 apps added to the list of RestoreMeNot prior to restarting are reopened all the same - obviously i'm doing something wrong iMac 2009, OS X 10.8.2
(0)
Bvila
12 June 2012
Version: 1.0b10
This is a cool app, but I've found a bug I can't squash. I added Excel to the list of apps to disable, but then I deleted it because I want Excel to restore the windows. Unfortunately, none of my open windows will restore. I uninstalled the pref pane, deleted the preference files for RestoreMeNot, turned off and on the system option to Restore windows, but Excel still won't restore open windows. There's got to be a file or setting somewhere that I'm missing. Before I add any more apps to the list not to restore, I want to be sure that deleting them will restore their behavior back to normal. Any ideas?
(0)
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5
Stef-Vandenabele
18 February 2012
Version: 1.0b9
Why no-one else thought about making this is a mystery to me. It renders the weakest feature of Lion finally to the bin! Great app and a must have for every OS X Lion user.
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Cowicide
05 January 2012
Version: 1.0b7
Stuff like this is one of many reasons while I'm still using Snow Leapard instead of Lion. Thank you for making what Apple should add to Lion ASAP. Lion... it's should still be in beta.
(9)
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Spudboy
04 January 2012
Version: 1.0b6
After uninstalling, none of my programs will remember to open in fullscreen anymore. I should have never installed this :(
(0)
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Donmontalvo
03 January 2012
Version: 1.0b6
http://lisacherie.com/?p=62
(1)
Spudboy
03 January 2012
Version: 1.0b6
Would be cool if it worked. Hopefully Apple will do something about this.
(4)
5
Hasch
01 November 2011
Version: 1.0b5
There is a little bug in the application: If you use system preferences in 32bit mode a message occurs that RestoreMeNot can't be opened on Intel-Macs. If you start the preference pane in 64bit mode it perfectly works.
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5
xXAkumuXx
12 October 2011
Version: 1.0b5
Thank you! Very useful app. :)
(1)
5
novalue
25 September 2011
Version: 1.0b4
"The window restoration feature of Mac OS X Lion is one of the coolest features of Apple's new OS... " Worst in 10.7 Lyon is to change the basic gesture (move and drag) on the trackpad with one finger in three not comfortable !
(1)
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Acuraice
25 September 2011
Version: 1.0b4
how bout a script to permanently disable the annoying popup requesting if you would like to restore windows upon a shutdown!!! so friggin annoying!
(10)
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4
Tom-E-Gun
31 August 2011
Version: 1.0b2
Thanks a lot for this tool! Very useful and also freeware. (=
(0)
5
Rasmusrg
30 August 2011
Version: 1.0b1
Perfect, this auto saving has been a pain in the a**!
(1)
Wchnlcc
29 August 2011
Version: 1.0b1
It's hard to trust a piece of system software when there's not even a web page of info to view, or a screen shot - too suspicious, like's it's a sucker-punch waiting to happen.
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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