Issue 83654 - autorecovery default OFF???
Summary: autorecovery default OFF???
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-11-15 08:50 UTC by simonbr
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:55 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description simonbr 2007-11-15 08:50:48 UTC

Yesterday I had a problem where OOo froze, I had to kill it and lost my work
done on the document (this issue is *not* about the freezing, if I find a way
how to reproduce  it I will file a separate issue)

Anyway, then I discovered that both at my work and at home, the option to
regularly save autorecovery information was set to OFF. I am sure I would not
have made this setting myself. Please check if the default setting of this
option is OFF; it should definitely be ON (otherwise users will at least lose
valuable work once before finding out about this setting, if at all).

Another thing: even though this setting is off, I have occasionally seen the
recovery dialog pop up on starting, when I had previously improperly shut down
OOo (without losing valuable work though). I suspect that a recovery file is
saved when opening an existing document or starting a blank one, even if the
autorecovery option is off. This does not make any sense because all that is
recovered is the existing document (which is, in that form, still on the disk
anyway) or a blank document. Also seeing this dialog gives the false impression
that the autorecovery option is on when in fact it isn't. 
If this is the case, please correct it.