Every time I open my TextEdit app it starts with the File Open dialog open.

How do I stop this?

  • This has irritated me forever - your question prompted me to actually have a look for how to fix it. Invicta just beat me to it, so +1 for everybody :) – Tetsujin Jan 10 '15 at 11:24
  • What OS? Could you also provide the screenshot? – nicael Jan 10 '15 at 13:34
  • Yosemite - 10.10.1 (14B25). And it's simply the File Open dialog. – Snowcrash Jan 10 '15 at 14:30

I find this behaviour irritating too. I believe Mountain Lion introduced a new Open dialog to provide the option to save a new file in iCloud so that it’s available from other iOS devices. You can disable this feature by going to System Preferences > iCloud > iCloud Drive Options then untick TextEdit.app and any other apps that have a similar behaviour.

  • That fixes it. It's beyond irritating. It's a bug. – Snowcrash Jan 10 '15 at 14:32
  • This solution works for the same problem with QuickTime, too. – 2540625 Feb 3 '19 at 0:00

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