I also have to mention that the larger the text file the longer the UI
locks up and drops characters which can be a very frustrating problem
for very large text files.

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  autosave freezes editor and loses keystrokes

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Bug description:
  The very useful autosave feature that runs every five minutes locks up
  the editor when it runs, and when it happens, any keystrokes typed
  during the interval are lost.

  Such that when typing the following (for example) :

  If autosave runs during that interval, here is an example of what ends up 
being processed :

  As is obvious, keystrokes for "ijklmno" are lost.
  This happens every time.

  I am not sure if this is specific to gedit, or to the input framework
  I am using (IBus, and at times Anthy for Japanese input)

  This is quite annoying as it forces me to re-read absolutely
  everything I typed to make sure gedit did not miss anything.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: gedit 3.10.4-0ubuntu13
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-35.40-generic 4.2.8-ckt5
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-35-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
  Date: Sun Oct 30 20:37:04 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-01-30 (2464 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027.1)
  SourcePackage: gedit
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2016-04-16 (196 days ago)

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