Bug 155497 - Backup and autosave missing in LibreOffice by default
Summary: Backup and autosave missing in LibreOffice by default
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 152463
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2023-05-25 19:16 UTC by winterviking
Modified: 2023-05-25 20:00 UTC (History)
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Description winterviking 2023-05-25 19:16:29 UTC
libreoffice autosave, backup, draft .. etc features are either missing or switched off by default. 
And even if you set it all up once, you will lose those settings on update. 

kind of hardcore i guess. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use libreoffice rarely
2. work hard for days without saving document even once because other text editors just autosave your work once in a while and libreoffice should do the same 
3. catch some random problem with pc
4. lose your work completely
5. if you have chance to recover your document and you missed a chance provided for some reason, your work is lost forever

Actual Results:
lose your work

Expected Results:
autosave drafts by default 
keep settings while updating software
its a tool 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
yes, if you use libreoffice not that often.. its quite easy to forget all the frustration. yes, i lose tons of work every time i use it. Can't call that user-friendly. 
Again i will type text in notepad++ and will copypaste my work to do some crappy formatting last second in libreoffice. why? because notepad++ always saves my work, and libreoffice always destroys it

snobby ctrl-s advice goes to hell also.
Comment 1 BogdanB 2023-05-25 20:00:59 UTC
In LibreOffice 7.6 version, Backup and AutoRecovery will be enabled by default.

This version will be released Week 33, Aug 14, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023. Until then, these options can be enabled by the user: Tools - Options - Load/Save - General.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 152463 ***