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Re-enable old style auto-save for TextEdit (with a real "Save As...").
Authored by: astack on Dec 18, '12 12:11:32PM

I'm looking at that file, it doesn't seem to have anything at all to do with what this hint is about.



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Re-enable old style auto-save for TextEdit (with a real "Save As...").
Authored by: tclementdev on Dec 18, '12 12:37:29PM

You said "The normal way to disable the new auto-save is the following: <defaults write com.apple.TextEdit ApplePersistence -bool no> But I couldn't get that to work."
Just add the ApplePersistence entry to the file I mentioned. Try the following command (not tested):

defaults write ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.TextEdit/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TextEdit ApplePersistence -bool no



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Re-enable old style auto-save for TextEdit (with a real "Save As...").
Authored by: astack on Dec 18, '12 01:00:02PM

Ahh okay. Doing that removes the need to mess with the application's global preferences file. All else being equal, that is the safer option.



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Re-enable old style auto-save for TextEdit (with a real "Save As...").
Authored by: tclementdev on Dec 18, '12 01:42:38PM

hmm I think I misunderstood what you were trying to do.
Once you have unsandboxed TextEdit, you are actually looking to edit the preferences from the standard home directory:

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TextEdit ApplePersistence -bool no

It seems the defaults command is smart enough to look inside the containers directory for sandboxed apps. I didn't know.



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