Musings of a Programmer

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TextEdit Notes

March 19, 2014

TextEdit can make a great notepad, except for it prompting to save temporary files when you quit.

I don't need to save the notes anywhere, I'd rather OS X just manage them, restoring them when I relaunch.

In System Preferences > Desktop & Dock, uncheck "Close windows when quitting an application". Now TextEdit will close automatically, without a save prompt. When you next open it, all your unsaved windows will be restored :)

Notes galore.