I’m a relatively recent convert to Big Sur on my iMac. Since then (I think not seen in prior OS) I have two consistent problems with it. I’ll describe one that is easier to describe. Is this a problem for. you? Did you find a solution?
I use Preview heavily to view and edit screen shots, or to view documents in .pdf format. I also use it with my scanner to capture information.
I used to be able to have Preview be an active application in my Dock even if it wasn’t displaying a document.
Now it only is active IF there is an open document and another application is the front application. Let me give some examples:
- Start Preview application but don’t open a document. Use Application Switcher to move to a different application. Preview immediately quits running
- Open a document in Preview. Minimize the document to your Dock. Preview will continue to be active even if other applications are the front application.
Hide Preview. It will continue to be an active application in the Dock
This is how it should behave
- Open a document in Preview. Close the document. Preview will continue to be active as long as it is the front application.
Hide Preview OR Switch to another application and Preview immediately quits running
I can’t find anything in Preview’s Preference settings that might manage this behavior. What did I miss?
Or is this action a casualty of Apple’s obsession with Battery Life? My iMac doesn’t run on a battery unless the power company has a bad day. I notice that applications like Notes also quit instead of Hide.
Is there a solution OR is Preview going to be a power shut down app?