Disable Autosave

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by hehe299792458, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    Autosave in Lion is driving me crazy. When I used to make changes to my documents in Pages, I'd prompt me to save the changes. And so, when I didn't like the edits I make to my essays, I can just tell it to discard the changes and all it well. But now, with Lion, it automatically sames them for me! I have to manually remember to click "revert to last saved versions", and if I forget to click that, them boom! it saves everything.

    And no, versions doesn't solve my problem because I work with my files on Snow Leopard machines as well, and they have no idea how to look for older versions. And so, when I get to school, I notice that my essays is full of messy edits I thought I discarded when I exited Pages without saving.

    What can I do to disable Autosave? I don't want to learn to work with it. I just want to opt out of a very dangerous and inconvenient feature.
     
  2. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    From What I have read you cant but try open office or libre office they still use the old and better save and save as method what i call natural as its been around for 30 years
     
  3. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    i was wondering if the feature can be disabled for preview

    I often have to quick edit 30-40 pictures so I load them up in preview. Under SL you can do all your edit and save all at once when you're done, but under Lion every time you switch to a new picture it triggers a save. When working with a multi MB picture file its hard to switch images as smoothly back and forth.
     
  4. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    from what i ve heard none of the features to do with versions and autosave cane be disabled
     
  5. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    That's quite disappointing... and surprising. Why can't a "feature" like this be disabled somehow? It doesn't seem to be that integral to the operating system.
     

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