When you open an app on macOS, it shows a file picker? But you just want an untitled document? Here is how to fix it.

Disable the automatically opened file picker on macOS Monterey.

This behaviour started after enabling iCloud. When I open an app, a file picker is opened automatically:

If you do not want this behavior and just open an untitled document, there are two solutions.

Solution 1: Turn off storing documents in iCloud for specific apps

Solution 2: Keep syncing documents in iCloud but disable the file picker on opening an app

defaults write -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile -bool false

To undo this command, execute:

defaults delete -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile
Written by Loek van den Ouweland on 2022-06-01.
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