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Ability to turn off autosave

New Feature Addition · Articles & templates · Created by Daddy Whispers
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Hello. I've recently lost quite a bit of content from an article through an accidental deletion (the "undo typing" command rarely works in your text editors, especially with deleted content), which I was unable to undo before the article was autosaved. I believe it would be very useful for content creators to have direct control over when we do and don't save, allowing for more experimentation without risking the loss of content or other mistakes. The autosave function is certainly useful, but could creators potentially have the option to turn it on and off?   Thank you for your time and wonderful website!   Best, Teddy

Dimitri's Response

This suggestion did not reach the required support to be considered.   Please consider changing your editor from Plato to Euclid which does have Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Shift+Z capablities
Current score

50/300 Votes · +6650 points

Votes Cast

  • +100

    by abouffard
    on 2021-05-29 06:32
  • +50

    by TrekEenBak
    on 2021-05-27 12:49
  • +10

    by Hanhula
    on 2021-05-26 22:47
  • +100

    by ChrisJWalker
    on 2021-05-25 13:22
  • -20

    by Tel Stewart
    on 2021-05-24 19:34
    I feel like this direction of addressing the problem would make it easier to lose information, not harder. Perhaps access to the last few saves to revert to, instead - or a ctrl/command-z that works even after the save. Cause oof, I've lost some good stuff. e_e
  • +50

    by Madame Vera
    on 2021-05-24 18:22
  • +300

    by Avhaari
    on 2021-05-23 10:57
    No more accidental overwriting or deleting stuff. Or the page-shake on "save".
  • -100

    by tabshier25
    on 2021-05-23 02:30
  • +50

    by PerryA
    on 2021-05-21 23:17
  • +300

    by KazutoDM
    on 2021-05-21 14:02
  • +50

    by CoachNanners
    on 2021-05-21 07:41
  • +300

    by A Filthy Devil
    on 2021-05-20 23:31
    Every time autosave triggers in my mobile browser the cursor jumps back to the beginning of the article. It triggers on literally every letter- I end up typing backwards! Some days my pain is too bad to let me sit up and work at an actual computer, and as it is those days are sadly ones I just can't work on my articles. Not unless I want to type it elsewhere and paste, which is silly to have to do.
  • +300

    by S.P. Jayaraj
    on 2021-05-20 15:22
    I've also lost content this way so am hoping this can be done. :)
  • +100

    by Happypill
    on 2021-05-20 10:27
  • +100

    by PanAndPaper
    on 2021-05-20 09:32
    I can't live without autosave myself, but I can see the appeal of having a toggle.
  • +300

    by Alvain
    on 2021-05-20 02:59
  • +50

    by Autumn Fae
    on 2021-05-19 11:32
  • +100

    by Polymorphic
    on 2021-05-19 11:32
    This is actually an accessibility issue for me. I wear splints and have sometimes twitchy/unstable hands and I've had problems with autosave, too.
  • +300

    by Fluxbender
    on 2021-05-18 17:45
  • +10

    by eldknighterrant
    on 2021-05-18 06:20
  • +100

    by NatB5989
    on 2021-05-17 16:46
  • +300

    by ReachingForStardust
    on 2021-05-17 00:35
  • +300

    by skippyclese
    on 2021-05-16 19:21
  • +50

    by AvalonFaery
    on 2021-05-16 10:19
  • +300

    by Siebenhayn
    on 2021-05-16 07:21
  • +200

    by Sodose
    on 2021-05-16 00:07
    I just lost half my chalange article! :'( It's either this or worldanvil has to fix the fact the command+Z works only half of the time in the editor.
  • +10

    by MistbornTaylor
    on 2021-05-15 21:46
  • +50

    by herosim88
    on 2021-05-15 18:55
  • +200

    by A Mischievous Kitten
    on 2021-05-15 15:34
  • +100

    by Grogonak
    on 2021-05-15 13:58
  • +50

    by Nanotide
    on 2021-05-15 08:20
  • +200

    by unusnemus
    on 2021-05-14 23:43
  • +50

    by Lograf
    on 2021-05-14 07:19
  • +300

    by ewarlock
    on 2021-05-14 00:07
  • +10

    by iamthetot
    on 2021-05-13 19:40
    Autosave definitely needs a toggle. I don't know the back-end of WA so I don't know how this would work ultimately, but I think it'd be a great option to figure out how to have.
  • +10

    by Crafty_Dm
    on 2021-05-13 12:11
  • +200

    by PhillipBest
    on 2021-05-13 07:26
  • +300

    by Michael Shields
    on 2021-05-13 02:45
  • -10

    by Lyraine Alei
    on 2021-05-12 22:54
    I'm voting more in the negative because we had a previous request for this - [URL:https://www.worldanvil.com/community/voting/suggestion/93395ec0-527b-4274-8373-61809121bb31/view]https://www.worldanvil.com/community/voting/suggestion/93395ec0-527b-4274-8373-61809121bb31/view   The Plato Editor (the one that makes things kind of look like they would in a word document) is known to not retain a backspace deletion in it's memory of what can be undone with ctrl+z or similar commands.
  • +100

    by jackledead
    on 2021-05-12 19:54
  • +100

    by Careen Ligh
    on 2021-05-12 19:13
  • +300

    by Benjamin_Wales
    on 2021-05-12 19:02
    My wife just lost a lot of progress and was devastated.
  • +50

    by VulpesUpskirta
    on 2021-05-12 19:00
  • +300

    by Mochimanoban
    on 2021-05-12 17:04
  • +100

    by Squanto
    on 2021-05-12 16:38
  • +10

    by FictionFan1995
    on 2021-05-12 07:16
  • +100

    by Ginatsu
    on 2021-05-12 01:53
  • +20

    by kalvorp
    on 2021-05-12 01:12
  • +50

    by katieplays
    on 2021-05-12 01:07
  • +50

    by Lenosallose
    on 2021-05-11 20:06
  • +300

    by Daddy Whispers
    on 2021-05-11 20:01