I'm on Catalina 10.15.7, this reopening feature is awesome and really useful but some of my apps when opened by it since it's too early when this happens, they won't function property I have to close them and open them again, is there any ways that I can delay or even exclude an app from the reopening windows feature?

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The picture is just for showing you what I'm talking about but I do the restart not log out.

  • Which app is causing issues?
    – nohillside
    Dec 26, 2022 at 7:55
  • @nohillside It's called Intellij, when it boots using this it doesn't recognize its license, I have to close it and reopen it then it does, I guess by the time this happens its license agent hasn't still been booted or something Dec 26, 2022 at 8:12

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Here's how it's done.

  1. We go to ~/Library/Saved Application State/ we find the folder for our app mine is com.jetbrains.intellij.savedState
  2. Open the folder, remove everything inside.
  3. Go back to ~/Library/Saved Application State/
  4. Press CommandI on the folder name (mine is com.jetbrains.intellij.savedState) now check the locked

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Now your app can't fill the folder again, causing it to be removed from the restore of the windows, all other apps will still be restored.

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