On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 10:37 PM Jordan Johnson <j...@fellowhuman.com> wrote:
>
> On 24 Jan 2020, at 14:00, Robby Findler <ro...@cs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> > In the preferences dialog, in the General tab, the last checkbox is
> > the one you want.
>
> The one for saving files upon switching tabs?
>

That new options is added in the upcoming v7.6 release.

> > But let me confirm: the reason it is painful to turn on the preference
> > is that you have to choose a file?
>
> Well, I hadn’t ever turned on the preference before, so I didn’t know whether 
> it would necessitate choosing a file. But in answer to your question, no. See 
> below.
>
> > Would it work well for you if it
> > only wanted to save files that already had filenames?
>
> AFAICT now that I’ve turned on that preference, this is the behavior it has. 
> It doesn’t prompt me to save an untitled file. And this is the behavior I 
> would want, if DrR is saving upon tab-switching.
>
> It feels weird to me to have DrR save files when I switch tabs; I’m somewhat 
> trained to use the “modified” state as a marker that I’m in the middle of 
> something, and “is everything saved?” is a part of my “am I done?” mental 
> checklist when I’m working on multiple unrelated things in different tabs. 
> I’ll have to impose a different discipline on myself (which may be for the 
> best).
>
> For now, I’ll try living with the preference enabled for a while. I don’t 
> foresee doing any complicated work this spring, so it’s no big deal right now.
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> Cheers,
> Jordan
>
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