Bug 154843 - I would welcome an autosave option for files
Summary: I would welcome an autosave option for files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 65509
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2023-04-16 15:55 UTC by Bob Harvey
Modified: 2023-04-17 12:43 UTC (History)
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Description Bob Harvey 2023-04-16 15:55:25 UTC
The modern way of handling data is to autosave edits as one goes along.

We have a very good recovery mechanism for files not saved on exit, but I feel it is time to catch up with the way modern software works, and to autosave during use instead.

This should, of course, be a user-selected choice

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Comment 1 Eike Rathke 2023-04-16 17:15:03 UTC
It's basically there: Tools -> Options -> Load/Save -> General,
Save AutoRecovery information every ... minutes.

Auto-saving the target file directly while typing IMHO is not such a good approach, or if then only fine grained by device or path, because transferring full documents to the destination can be very costly; i.e. WebDAV or any remote http/ftp or other network file systems.
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-04-17 12:43:22 UTC
That used to be available but has been hidden away since it had too many issues.

See https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65509#c33 for more details.

Marking as a duplicate, as bringing it back should be tracked by bug 65509

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 65509 ***