Every time when I turn on my mac it immediately opens previous applications...

For example - Safari and Video editor were opened before to turn off my laptop I closed all applications and then shut down the laptop. Next time when I turn my mac on it immediately opens again last closed applications (Safari and Video editor for example).

I found this answer on SO


it did not help

Also, I checked auto-loading applications

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There are not any applications listed as auto-loading.

So, question is - how to disable these recent auto-loadings?

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    I can't comment on Catalina specifically, but I've noticed in the past that the auto-opening seems to depend on a timer of sorts. If you Quit an app & immediately restart, the app will reopen. If you give it a couple of minutes before restarting, it won't. I don't restart often enough to have really measured this or done any actual experimentation on it; it's just a 'hunch'.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 18:16
  • @Tetsujin yes, it sounds like you are right... But how to disable this option?
    – Sirop4ik
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 18:19
  • To confirm, you have unchecked the "reopen windows" box mentioned in the SuperUser post?
    – drivec
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 18:25
  • @drivec of course
    – Sirop4ik
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 18:31

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I know this isn't a permanent solution, but from what you are describing it only happens when you recently close an app and then restart your computer. Here is a screenshot from a support article on the Apple Support website Apple Support Fix Along with this solution instead of closing the application, make sure that it is totally closed (the little white dot below the application is gone).

For example:
Application still open: Open Application Logo
Application totally closed: Closed Application Logo

Let me know if any of this helps!

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