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Bug 106704 - auto-save edited files - plugin available
Summary: auto-save edited files - plugin available
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS X
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Milutin Kristofic
: 114432 116360 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-14 18:33 UTC by bosie
Modified: 2016-07-01 18:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description bosie 2007-06-14 18:33:30 UTC
implementing a feature which auto-saves when netbeans lost its focus (optional, in case users do not want that kind of behaviour)
Comment 1 Torbjorn Norbye 2007-06-19 23:32:57 UTC
Reassigning. We have a Local History feature now, but I think it versions explicitly saved files. Perhaps adding some kind of option to autosave at regular 
intervals (let's say 3 minutes after last editing operation, or on focus loss) would make sense? 
Comment 2 bosie 2007-06-20 06:59:28 UTC
having the option to chose between "3 minutes after" and "on focus loss" would be perfect. i prefer on focus loss but i know alot of people who would prefer 
the "3 minutes after"-action. 
another neat thing would be to save all open files before i run a test.
Comment 3 Tomas Stupka 2007-06-20 08:15:50 UTC
don't think this is in the scope of local history.
Comment 4 Peter Pis 2007-06-20 08:18:51 UTC
Reassigning to "editor" for evaluation...
Comment 5 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-06-25 17:41:34 UTC
IMO, this could be implemented as a separate module independent on editor. Perhaps using DataObject.Registry for finding
modified DataObjects and calling their if needed. Maybe somebody already implemented something like
that. Try looking on or just google it.
Comment 6 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-09-05 17:03:00 UTC
*** Issue 114432 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-09-24 12:54:57 UTC
*** Issue 116360 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 tbrunhoff 2009-05-19 23:17:06 UTC
Just a basic auto-save would be useful -- I just lost two hours of work because no such mechanism exists and the 6.7
beta locked up. Seems like a big hole (that I just fell into). This was reported in 6.0, and it is still marked
"future". Change to Defect and mark as next release.
Comment 9 Michel Graciano 2009-05-20 01:02:02 UTC
Please, take a look at
I developed AutoSave module sometime ago and it is really useful and could solve your problem.

Comment 10 markiewb 2016-07-01 18:34:25 UTC
Or use which is compatible to NB8.1