When saving "big" file, the saving time is long, maybe last for 5 or more seconds. During the long saving time, I can do nothing but waiting. I think this is wasting time. So I hope Libreoffice could allow "typing while saving".
I do not mean "Saving while typing". I do mean that while Libreoffice is saving a file, it provides a buffer to gather what I type, and this buffer will write into the open document file when next time I press Ctrl+S.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create an new odt file.
2. Paste many many pictures, the more the better.
3. Press Ctrl+S to save the file, you would see Libreoffice take lots of time to save, but what you can do is "just wait".
During the saving time, I can do nothing.
While saving file, Libreoffice provide a buffer to allow typing.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1 Iceweasel/9.0.1
adjusting severity (enhancement request)
*** Bug 120095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 94800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 106208 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 119640 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 150892 [details]
This more specific related to bug 106208
1. Open the attached file (password: p)
2. Press CTRL+S
3. Type 1234567890 immediately after CTRL+S.. something like "1234" will go missing 4567890 will show up after saving finished
Example is effective as long as bug 105844 is around..
*** Bug 122724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changing priority to 'high' since the number of duplicates is 5 or higher
It's interesting that in 2012, the submitter gave 5 seconds as an example of a long time to save for a big document.
In 2020, I find that saving a big document can often take 30 seconds.
Which means that if I'm not looking at the screen while I'm typing and autosave kicks in, I can lose whole sentences, even a paragraph. I have experienced that. Fortunately, most of the paragraph is fresh enough in my mind that I can usually remember most of it.
*** Bug 154555 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 99934 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 157367 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
11 years later, on a powerful Linux laptop, I still experience ~5-second save times for spreadsheets with around 10k lines and 10-15 columns.
On the other hand, due to the occurrence of crashes, I have setup autosave every 3 minutes, so 5 seconds every 3 minutes does become annoying.
Is input disabled so the code can save a stable current state of the document, or has saving simply not been moved to a different thread so as not to block input?