Why does Preview open up all past files opened?

Posted on 2012-09-16
Last Modified: 2012-09-17
I am new to Mac and use Mountain Lion.  I am bothered by what I hope is a preference, not set properly.  When I double-click  a screen shot on my desktop, Preview opens but it also opens for all other files I recently opened with Preview.

What gives?

TextEdit and even Excel do the same thing.

I open the file I want to see, not the one I already looked at.

I notice that when I explicitly close the files, they will not open automatically.  I want this to stop.

How do I do this?

Question by:newbieweb
    LVL 53

    Accepted Solution

    Pull down the Apple Menu to System Preferences. Choose the General Preferences and click the box to close all windows when you close the application.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks. That did the trick.

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