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

Source: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/111755

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