When you launch Notebooks you can influence some of its settings and behavior by pressing specific modifier keys:

  • Holding down the cmd key keeps Notebooks from opening the last viewed document (the document that was last viewed before closing Notebooks).
  • When you hold the alt key, Notebooks ignores the currently selected Notebooks Home folder and allows you to select a different folder.
Both options can be used as trouble shooting options in case Notebooks gets stuck during startup.
Launch Options