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

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    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.
     
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  3. throAU macrumors 601

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    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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