How To Disable The iCloud Open Dialog On Mountain Lion

I often use TextEdit to quickly paste text and do some quick editing. The 'Open' dialog had always bugged me. I never saved TextEdit documents in iCloud, so it just added an extra step when opening the app. My friend @jck told me how to stop it.

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Go to iCloud
  3. Disable Documents and Data (this will be system wide)

TextEdit will now open to a blank document. This works on Mountain Lion and Mavericks (a little birdie told me that you have app by app control over this in Mavericks).