Making TextEdit start with a Blank Document
It used to be that launching OSX’s TextEdit would open a blank document for immediate typing/pasting. At some point over the last several years, it changed to show a file picked by default.
To switch to the older functionality, run the following terminal command:
defaults write com.apple.TextEdit NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile -bool false
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