Making TextEdit start with a Blank Document

It used to be that launching TextEdit in macOS would open a blank document for immediate typing/pasting. At some point over the last several years, it changed to show the file picker by default.

To switch to the older functionality, run the following terminal command:

defaults write NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile -bool false

Switch false to true to revert the change.


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