No, this is not the answer.
Other applications, even Apple applications, sometimes have a checkbox that says “Open windows that were open last time” that I can uncheck. My laptop even offers me this every time I shutdown or reboot.
I would like such an option for DTO. Right now, DTO is doing work for me by remembering what I had open before, and re-opening it. I want it not to do this work. I never want all the databases I had open before to re-open. I have too many, and there’s all too large, for that to be practical.
If the DTO developers’ answer is “We recognize your problem, but just don’t want to do it”, then fine, I’m an Apple user, I’m quite familiar with this attitude. I just want to make sure they know how frustrating it is to not support a mode of use that even other Apple applications do support, and that my reason for wanting it is just as valid as why others want it in other applications.
Think how you’d feel if your laptop didn’t have this option, and simply re-opened everything you had open before, every time, impacting battery life and startup time. You find this sub-optimal and ask, “Hey, can I have an option to stop this from happening?” Lucky for you, there is such an option, but imagine I took it away from you and said, “You should manually quit every application before you reboot, that’s the answer.” This is what you’re telling me now.
There’s a reason this option exists when you restart a laptop. There’s a reason it exists in other applications. There’s no reason for it not to exist in DTO as well, other than the developers don’t want to do it. Heck, it even was the past behavior of DTO!
But don’t tell me the problem is with me, or that repeating some manual operation every time I quit DTO is “the answer”. This is a real issue that bites me, and your suggestion is just not helpful to my usage patterns. That’s fine. I’m not here to convince you. I just want the DTO developers – whom I’ve supported financially by buying their product and promoting it by word of mouth for many years – to hear me.