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A feature of Apple OS X 10.7 upwards, restoring open windows and documents of applications after they are closed and re-opened.

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Where Does macOS Store Resume Data?

Short version is that I am wondering where macOS stores the list of open applications when a user logs out, such that they can be restored when the user logs back in (as part of macOS' Resume feature)?...
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How to permanently disable resume on El Capitan

Notice: This is not a duplicate! Other questions had to do with older versions of OS X or had to do with temporarily disabling resume. El Capitan has made my iMac very, very slow. A hard reboot ...
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Music App forgets what it was doing

When resuming music playback after a break (10 minutes, few days, another app playing content) it ignores whatever playlist, album, artist or other refinement was placed on the music list and simply ...
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Why do my apps open in a single space when resuming?

When I restart yosemite and I select 'reopen windows when loggin back in' I have a lot of apps that open in the same space. For example when I have sublime text and libreoffice open in a space and ...
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Where is Preview.app's .savedState?

Since Mac OS X Lion introduced the Resume feature, where applications save their open windows and document states, compatible applications have stored their window states to disk in the directory ~/...
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MacBook screen very dark after resuming on OS X 10.8

I have a MacBook late 2008 aluminum model (5,1). Occasionally, after reopening my MacBook's lid, the screen doesn't light up. With effort I can see that the password prompt is actually rendered very ...
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Any way on God's green earth to disable resuming applications after a crash?

Using OS 10.6.8 Every month or two I'll have a hard crash on my MacBook Pro and I'll have to force reboot by holding down the power button. No big deal, I've been doing this on various macs since ...
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How do I get the terminals in terminal.app to go to the right directory after restart with tcsh?

The terminal.app keeps the tabs after a restart and it even shows the content of the buffers. But all open tabs are at the home directory rather than the working directory they were in at shutdown. I ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi when resuming from sleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display (currently running Mountain Lion v10.8.2). Every time I wake it up from sleep (open the lid), it doesn't seem to automatically re-connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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When I close the lid and open it later in the day, will command line programs resume?

I've been running a python script from the command line that's inserting data in a database for a couple of hours now. It will take at least half a day more before it's finished. However, I want to ...
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Mac AppStore Resume Issue

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Safari does not restore tabs / not Resuming

It seems my Safari is not resuming correctly. I open some tabs, then quit and when fire up Safari again it's opened like wasn't have any tabs opened before. Is it some version bug, or i should look ...
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How do I disable Lion's Resume feature?

Some of my software will be loaded at login, but I don't want it to be loaded as-it-was when I closed it. How can I disable this feature?
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How do I prevent iWork apps from restoring windows from the previous session?

Whenever I reopen Pages or Numbers, all documents that I had open when I last exited are reopened. I have the "restore windows" checkbox unchecked in System Preferences > General, but all windows ...
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Preventing Resume after Hang/Crash OS X 10.7.3

Since recently upgrading to "Lion 10.7.3", I have had repeated instances of the machine hanging/crashing without warning and then silently restarting. While this is annoying enough, the point of this ...
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Is there a searchable list of applications that support OS X's resume/autosave/iCloud features?

I just upgraded to Lion and I'd like to know what applications support OS X's resume/autosave/iCloud features. Is there a searchable list of applications that support these features? Update: This ...
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Lion opens lots of windows automatically after a restart. How can I stop that?

Lion opens lots of windows automatically after a restart. How can I stop that? It's very annoying. Is there a way to stop this? I found an option in System Preferences ("Restore windows when ...
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What is the relationship between Lion's Resume feature and Safe Sleep?

I have disabled the "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" checkbox in the General preferences pane in Lion, but after a recent sudden power loss (no battery) my iMac restarted in exactly ...
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Reverse Resume Functionality for Safari

I would like to reverse the resume keys for Safari. i.e.; Command-Q should quit and not save any tabs (since that is what I normally want to do). Cmd-Opt-Q should save windows. I know I can disable ...
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Is there a way to check whether an app explicitly supports Resume or not?

Is there any way to check whether an app explicitly supports Lion's new Resume feature or not? For example, as of right now, Safari supports Resume, meaning all the tabs are reopened, however in ...
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OS X Lion: App-Specific Resume

I know there's a system wide preference to disable 'Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps', but is there any way to have it restore only specific apps?. I would like to have Safari open in ...
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