jb68 wrote:Just curious if you could elaborate on how disabling auto save would be beneficial. Thanks!
Save is destructive, usually non-recoverable in case of document corruption, and of course accidental text deletion.
All saving functions should be at the discretion of the user
We programmers of spread sheets learn quickly to always SAVE AS to new name for a clear way to recover incorrect
changes to code. Many change/editing/tracking programs have been developed to provide this function automatically.
All the serious computer audio recordists also learned to always, and regularly, use SAVE AS with date and time added as part of the file name.
Given the current settings for scapple, without the user having regularly creating backups every few seconds, large portions and complete files (very large and important files) could be lost.
Scrivener does saving/backups correctly - almost perfect.
Scrivener provides for a user setting for auto-save, and for the user to create a backup when saving.
To make it perfect would be to be able to auto-backup at a user defined time, or a set number of changes. when a project was auto-saved.
Bandlab Cakewalk has such settings: at a time and at a set number of changes. This is the way Scapple and Scrivener should be.
I have the auto-save time set to 10 minutes. I regularly save when i have made significant changes to a project. This then also creates backups. (This is one reason i want a SAVE button to appear on the taskbar.)
Example: About two months ago i found a word doc was missing three paragraphs that i was sure i did not intend to delete. I was able to find the lost bits by reviewing one of copies i had SAVED AS.
Scapples' default setting could lose too much for me to rely upon it for pretty much anything.