Definitions

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  • noun computing A software facility that saves an open document periodically to avoid the risk of data loss.
  • verb computing, transitive To save (data) automatically.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ save

Examples

  • I moved from whiteboarding to unruled paper to "autosave" my brainstorming.

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  • Myself, who has always preferred Jung rather than Freuds outlook on Google, wishes for the basics: Google should try and help provide better blog tools, integrated into reading and searching today's internet, while offering me "RELEVANT" marketing offers. (and maybe have a small secret team that builds out gmail beyond new features like 'autosave' once a quarter) Unfortunately with Schmidt, Serg and Larry ..

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  • Myself, who has always preferred Jung rather than Freuds outlook on Google, wishes for the basics: Google should try and help provide better blog tools, integrated into reading and searching today's internet, while offering me "RELEVANT" marketing offers. (and maybe have a small secret team that builds out gmail beyond new features like 'autosave' once a quarter) Unfortunately with Schmidt, Serg and Larry ..

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  • Searching in the existing threads with the intricate keyword "autosave" returned:

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Pardon, I didn't mean "autosave," I meant all the Project File Backups that Logic creates as you're working.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • For me, autosave would probably be bad because the files I edit can't be "in-flux". michaelawill

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  • I actually think it's a much better habit to get into to remember to ctrl+s when working every so often, since not every application has autosave.

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  • The autosave feature and the various levels do impress though.

    Exposing Lara's... Equanimity?

  • I was able to get back the first 1000 words or so with the autosave feature but not the whole thing.

    So frustrated I could scream

  • Then OpenOffice crashed, and through a combination of the autosave feature failing to kick in over a 2 hour period, and my own stupidity in not hitting save, I lost the entire article.

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