TextEdit and Blank Documents

From Mountain Lion and beyond, launching TextEdit results in being confronted with the Document Picker. Fortunately, the old behavior can be restored by running a simple defaults write command in Terminal.

defaults write -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile -bool false

The post-Lion behavior can be re-enabled by running a defaults delete command in Terminal.

defaults delete -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile

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