"#%&/%"#/& autosave, how disable or to undo save?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by poobear, Dec 11, 2011.

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    poobear

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    Lion 10.7.2, all default settings.

    A friend just played around with a very important document in Preview.app, draws some red boxes and then closes the file. He expected a "Do you want to save?" dialog that he would say no to, but no everything is autosaved nowadays...

    Re-opening the file does not give any undo-option. Local time-machine seems to be off by default, because I don't see any option to go into Time Machine-mode.

    * Is not not possible to disable this autosave?!??
    * Is previous versions of autosaved files saved anywhere on the system?

    * Is the ONLY solution to this problem to activate local time machine in the future?

    Thanks
     
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    vitzr

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    Welcome to another example of Apples desire to control your life :)

    I'll stick with Snow Leopard, it continues to be my favorite.

    As to your issue, I wish you well. Perhaps someone has a patch for that.
     
  3. waynep, Dec 11, 2011
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    I just tried this to see what happens. Try this . .

    Re-open the doc in Preview.app. Look at the top, where the filename is, and click on the filename. Mine drops down a menu that had an option to browse all versions. Click that and I get a Time Machine sort of like interface where I can go back in time and get a previous version. I tried it on the Mac users guide, by highlighting something then restoring a previous version.

    wayne
     
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    poobear

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    Thanks!!

    This worked perfectly.

    However, if I go into System Preferences > Time Machine, it is set to off? What do I turn on in the System Preferences if local Time Machine already seems to be activated?
     
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    I guess I don't understand the question. Time Machine is turned off? As far as I know that has nothing to do with versions. What do you want to turn on?

    Or do you still want to disable the versioning? That I don't know how to do . . I actually like it.
     
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    poobear

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    Sorry, I didn't know much about Versions. Thought it was just a Time Machine feature.
     
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    I think they are separate features. Now that you know how to go back to a previous version do you still dis-like it?
     
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    poobear

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    Personally I don't dislike it anymore. However, left-clicking on the name in the title bar is by no mean intuitive. I could ask here, but there must be a way to do it that my mother would find by her own.
     
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    Haven't run into the versions shenanigan yet, but this thread gives good info on how to deal with it. I also hate the "locked" files game where if you don't touch a file for months then want to edit it, it warns you about lock..bah.
     
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    Mothers find the "ask your son" feature quite intuitive. ;)
     
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    poobear

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    Although that you can disable in System Preferences > Time Machine > Options > Lock documents


    True :D Ok I restate, there should be a way that a tech-savvy son can find without going to a forum. Why is there no "Browse earlier versions" when I right-click the file? Would be much more intuitive.
     

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