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Disable Autosave and Enable "Save As..."
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 30, '12 08:24:06AM

I've never had an issue with Autosave on Lion. In fact I find it's quite handy with Text Edit. I often make a new documents and never save them. They persistent across restarts. When I'm done with it, I can save it or not.

With documents that were already saved it asks to unlock the file, or copy it. If I wanted to save the original, I'd make a copy and work on that. Once you get used to not having to hit command-S every now and then, it's quite liberating. I think we can all think of an incident where after many minutes of writing something we lost all our time and effort to some calamity. Once I got used to the fact that that would never happen I again, I quite liked AutoSave. I wish Photoshop supported it. It's also very easy to get older versions of files.

I don't use Pages, so I don't know if it gets annoying with that, but I like the way it works with Text Edit.

I think this is more about people not wanting to change how they work.

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