Actually, for me it's a very good thing that it always does a save before 
The reason is that I have an annoying problem with recent zim releases, in 
which it crashes or hangs when switching. Fortunately this happens after the 
save, so, when re-starting zim, the only thing lost is the knowledge of what 
should be displayed, and the tabs on top giving the recent notes displayed. 
After re-start this reverts a bit. That's problematic enough, but it would be 
disastrous if note changes were lost.
Relative to the current matter perhaps zim could keep a modified flag for the 
displayed note, and only save the note if that's set, Alternatively, perhaps 
Seafile (or its UI) could ignore superfluous versions of files, though that 
might entail making it more like a version control system (e.g. git).
    On Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:24:41 AM PST, Jaap Karssenberg 
<> wrote:  
 I think it makes sens to open a ticket. Also for other use cases if a user is 
switching often between screens this can result in a lot of saves, so sounds 
like a good fix to make.
Yes, there is a ton of other work in the tracker that I didn't even look at - 
but opening a ticket for this kind of thing at least means it gets ranked 
against all those items at some point :)

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:30 PM Charles Nepote <> wrote:

 Le 31/01/2018 à 12:55, Jaap Karssenberg a écrit :
 Current version it is hardcoded, so requires patch to disable. 
  Maybe instead of just disabling, the logic should be refined to check the 
timer and only do the save if e.g. within 80% of the time to next save. Result 
would be that 10 minutes becomes somewhere between 8 and 10 minutes. 
 Why not? But maybe just keep it simple ;-)
 Whatever, do you think I should open a ticket or there are really more 
important things?
  On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:33 PM Charles Nepote <> wrote:
  Got it. What is annoying for me is that Zim is synchronized and versionned 
with Seafile: each saving also does a sync, which is not useful and creates 
tons of versions.
 Could it be disabled?   
 Le 31/01/2018 à 11:15, Jaap Karssenberg a écrit :
Yes it is a feature. Saving can cause hiccups in the application when typing. 
So we try to schedule it when focus leaves the window. 
  On Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 11:13 Charles Nepote <> wrote:
Hi all!
 I'm facing an annoying behaviour (while not so important): when I write
 in Zim window and leave it for another window, Zim auto-save the current
 content, even if I told him to save every 10 minutes in the config file.
 Any idea?
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