Re-open project windows at startup stopped working

I think since 1.6 (I'm at "Re-open project windows at startup" stopped working.

I have project(s) open quit Source tree, start it again and I only get Bookmarks window.

This worked nicely before 1.6 versions.

One possible reason I can think of I completely disabled OS X automatic application state saving (it was disabled even before 1.6 updates) and Source Tree begun relying on it and wasn't before.

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Hi Ivan,

There's an option in your system preferences on your Mac that controls this. They're named differently and are reversed between OS X versions as follows:

  • 10.7: "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" - this needs to be turned on in order to re-open your repo windows on startup.
  • 10.8: "Close windows when quitting application" - this needs to be turned off in order to re-open your repo windows on startup.

If you could try that setting out and see if it resolves your problem. If not, we can come back to it and re-address the issue.



Then why is there option in Source Tree when it depends on OS to do that?

The most annoying new feature of OS X is that restore windows, which I disabled (i.e. forbid access to "~/Library/Saved Application State" folder ).

And before 1.6 version of Source Tree it worked well, and since 1.6 is the first app that I have where I miss function.

using stree in project folder from terminal opens project window, but still Bookmarks window pops up along it, which is kinda annoying but at least is a semi workaround.

Hey Ivan,

This is because we now honour the OS preferences from 10.7 onwards. There's a system preference because 10.6 needs support for it.

I've filed an issue to get rid of the SourceTree preference for 10.7+ here:

Hope that helps

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