I must take pause between sobs here to raise a pitiful cry from this tear muddied puddle, upwards to the Softpress Towers where they might woefully ring within some wizards’ ear and bring pity upon myself and my wrenched lot. My plight is such that from embarrassment, I have refrained even from the mention of it…
For I am an one of the un-savers; one of those un-forgivables. I never intended it so, but the curse follows me since my first Commodore, when they were hot items at garage sales and thrift store many years ago.
Just minutes ago I once again have seen the brightly colored beach-ball of despair appear before my eyes, to then disappear as suddenly, taking with it the fruits of the last hours labor and leaving an empty desktop. Gone.
Sometimes this happens as if a penance when I hurry, or when utilizing freeway for repetitive rapid processes - as though a listing tool. Regardless of why, the changes are gone.
So I appeal to you Oh Wizards! For your kindness and mercy! Please find it within your hearts to conjure a simple spell that would, at-will, be a protector, a shield, a refuge from that ball from (sometimes) hell.
Now, I will hobble back to my simple hovel, where I will begin again to try and eek out a living…
Something to the affect of a preference setting, that allows temporary auto saves not to the critical - finished file, but to a temporary one.
This would allow experiments and changes and such but not take all unsaved work if/when the program or computer takes a dive. At intervals perhaps or at closeing prompts user to save in ‘final’ file.
Thanks, I’ll take my answer on the air…
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