I have set my Mac to switch off on late evening, and switch on on early morning. I didn't use any third-party utilities to do this.
When it starts up, the Mac loads all the applications that were open when the computer shut off. In the dialog box that appears when I manually shut down the Mac, I de-selected the check box to reopen the running applications.
Why does the Mac reopen the previously running applications? How can I avoid it does that?