Can someone explain to me this auto-save/locking documents mess?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by StephenCampbell, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2009
    I don't like where this is going at all. I open a text document, and I try to type in it, and a window pops up saying that I haven't edited it in a while, and that I have to unlock it if I want to make changes.

    I know perfectly well what I want to change and what I don't, and if Apple's OS's are going to start to try to second guess people, that means we're losing control of our data.

    Now, do I only get this message because "Lock documents 1 week after last edit" it checked in the Time Machine preferences?

    And if I uncheck that, what will happen? I've read about auto-save accidentally making a change that you don't want? How could this happen? That's what I need to know.

    I don't like this at all, I must say.
  2. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2009
  3. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Turning the box off will uh... turn that behaviour off.

    It is there by default so that you don't acccidentally change a document that you probably finished with.

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