Why does solidworks (current version 2014) open the component files of an assembly as well as opening the assembly file itself? I don't remember that happening before.
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To make them more readily available for edit if need be.
You can always open up the assembly in light weight mode.
you will want to check this setting - it sounds like you have it set to "always" (2012 shown - may appear different in 2014)
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