RestoreMeNot
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RestoreMeNot customizes the window restoration functionality for OS X 10.7 Lion and later.

The window restoration feature introduced OS X 10.7 Lion is one of the coolest features of Apple's new OS. Sometimes however, one might not want the windows of a certain application to be restored when launching it. Unfortunately window restoration can only be disabled system-wide and not on a per-application basis.

This is where RestoreMeNot comes in and provides a simple preference pane for disabling window restoration for individual applications. Please note that
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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RestoreMeNot User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+5

Wayne-Welsh reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
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!
[Version 1.0.1]


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+9

Christa_1980 reviewed on 24 Mar 2013
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)
[Version 1.0.1]


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Nick Collingridge commented on 23 Mar 2013
@ 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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Nick Collingridge commented on 20 Mar 2013
Very useful utility, but developer's website seems to be down and download link does not work at present.
[Version 1.0b10]

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HackDefendr replied on 22 Mar 2013
I fail to see how this is a useful utility. How hard is it to just disable this feature in System Settings? Are people just that lazy that they need an app to do everything....or is it stupidity?
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Khadrelt replied on 22 Mar 2013
This lets you set window restoration preferences for INDIVIDUAL applications. The system preference for it will make ALL applications one way or the other. This tool is handy if you want some applications to restore windows, and others not to.
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Nick Collingridge replied on 23 Mar 2013
@ 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.
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Stef_Vandenabele reviewed on 18 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 1.0b9]

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HackDefendr replied on 22 Mar 2013
I got news for you...Apple thought of this. Its called disabling the feature in System Settings. Duh!
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Cowicide commented on 05 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 1.0b7]

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Nopczone replied on 14 Feb 2012
Lion sucks plain and simple. If it were not that Snow Leopard will slowly be allowed to die I would simply stick with it. There is absolutely nothing new of value in Lion and the Restoration 'feature' on by default is awful.
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xXAkumuXx replied on 26 Feb 2012
It's already available as an option in Lion.

System Preferences > General > Uncheck the box that says "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps".

The difference between this and RestoreMeNot is that RestoreMeNot lets you pick which programs you don't want to have resume whereas the Lion feature does it OS-wide for all apps.
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Nopczone replied on 28 Feb 2012
Re xXAkumuXx:
The preference setting in Lion does not work as advertised on a Mac Pro with a clean & up to date install . Lion is still a beta & is a step backward from Snow Leopard.
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+30
Spudboy commented on 04 Jan 2012
After uninstalling, none of my programs will remember to open in fullscreen anymore. I should have never installed this :(
[Version 1.0b6]

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Stealthy Cactus Software (developer) replied on 04 Jan 2012
Did you also remove the applications from the list in RestoreMeNot before removing the prefpane? Or else they will stay with the window restoration disabled.
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+30
Spudboy replied on 04 Jan 2012
I deleted the prefs and lockfile, does that count?
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+162
Donmontalvo commented on 03 Jan 2012
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[Version 1.0b6]


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+30
Spudboy commented on 03 Jan 2012
Would be cool if it worked. Hopefully Apple will do something about this.
[Version 1.0b6]


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Hasch reviewed on 01 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.0b5]

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xXAkumuXx replied on 18 Dec 2011
Neither mode works for me now. It just entirely stopped working. I can't get it to work and I've tried everything. Very irritating. I hope this issue gets addressed soon as this app is very useful.
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xXAkumuXx replied on 18 Dec 2011
Update: I deleted the RestoreMeNot preference files and now it works like a dream again. I guess the preferences simply became corrupt.
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Xenos had trouble on 23 Oct 2012
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
[Version 1.0b10]


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Bvila had trouble on 12 Jun 2012
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?
[Version 1.0b10]

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Bvila replied on 05 Sep 2012
Anyone?! No one?! Someone?! The developer!?
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+1
Bvila replied on 29 Jan 2014
After over a year of frustration of not being able to get Excel restored to opening previous windows, after installing this app, I finally found a solution. If anyone else installs this and has the same problem, go into your user Library, do a search for Excel and remove com.microsoft.Excel.savedState and com.microsoft.Excel.prefs.plist (if you have it). I also removed some com.microsoft.Excel error reporting plist files, but I don't think they had anything to do with the problem.

I wish the developer had responded, but I'm happy to say I finally solved this annoyance. I'm reluctant to use this app in the future.

+5

matthewmspace rated on 18 May 2013

[Version 1.0.1]



Gosvath rated on 27 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0.1]



+33

DelportF rated on 08 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0b7]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 18 Dec 2011

[Version 1.0b5]



Greg_jackson-Zapu rated on 20 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0b5]



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Jeff Wragg rated on 12 Oct 2011

[Version 1.0b5]



bielbr rated on 25 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0b4]



Balaji Balasa rated on 03 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0b3]


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Version Downloads:3,213
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:22 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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RestoreMeNot customizes the window restoration functionality for OS X 10.7 Lion and later.

The window restoration feature introduced OS X 10.7 Lion is one of the coolest features of Apple's new OS. Sometimes however, one might not want the windows of a certain application to be restored when launching it. Unfortunately window restoration can only be disabled system-wide and not on a per-application basis.

This is where RestoreMeNot comes in and provides a simple preference pane for disabling window restoration for individual applications. Please note that RestoreMeNot is only designed to disable the window restoration and not the reopening of apps that is part of Apple's "Resume" feature.


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