Is this an El Capitan bug? I've noticed in more than one app, when I go to File --> Open, the app opens the file in a new window instead of in the existing window. For example, in TextEdit, if you open a new document, and then from that blank document open a saved document, TextEdit opens the saved document in a new window and leaves the original document open as a blank document. This happens in other apps too. I never saw this happen prior to El Capitan so I'm wondering if it's a bug or intentional for some unknown reason.

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    If I recall correctly this has been the defauly behaviour for a while now.
    – zerohedge
    Oct 30, 2015 at 8:10

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TextEdit has always operated this way. Most applications do.

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