8 Replies Last post: Mar 11, 2010 1:25 PM by balmac  
Nick Reed Newbie 23 posts since
Nov 28, 2009
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Dec 1, 2009 8:29 AM

Modified notification and file saving

There is no way to see whether a file was mofidied, and when I close it changes are saved automatically without prompting me for an action.

It would be good to mark the modified file tab with '*' or make it bold (like in NetBeans) or whatever to know there were modifications.

Alexey Gopachenko JetBrains 1,466 posts since
Aug 22, 2002
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Dec 1, 2009 10:07 AM in response to: Nick Reed
Re: Modified notification and file saving

Just enable the marks - Search for 'asterisk' in settings.

However theres NO WAY (and never will be) to prevent IDE from saving file. Use changes view or local history to track and revert anything. Also all files are saved simultaneously. Search for 'sync' in settings to see additional conditions when files will be auto saved.

Alexey Gopachenko JetBrains 1,466 posts since
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Dec 3, 2009 4:07 PM in response to: Nick Reed
Re: Modified notification and file saving

The point is that all our IDEs save all files automatically and will NEVER ask you (and we do not plan to add this).

While there may be some bug with focus tracking or "sticking" asterisks this is VERY unlikely because you are only reporting user (and we have MANY of them complaining about all sorts of problems). We'll check it out. Please (always!) provide details about your environment, including OS, JDK and IDE versions.

Alexey Gopachenko JetBrains 1,466 posts since
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Dec 4, 2009 11:12 AM in response to: Nick Reed
Re: Modified notification and file saving

I repeating myself third time

There's no (and never will be) such thing as "Save? Y/N" dialog in any of our IDEs. All changes are alway saved, this is done automatically (you can only make it be done more often) and simultaneously and also on File/Save (Ctrl-S).
qFox Newbie 5 posts since
Mar 11, 2010
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Mar 11, 2010 12:06 PM in response to: Alexey Gopachenko
Re: Modified notification and file saving

I support the OT. Your IDE is great. Missing a few small items, but  great. Really!

But forcing to save is simply not an option. You  must give the developer at least the option to reject any changed items.

I only registered to make that statement here. Hope it's worth  something. Although, by the look of your last comment, it's probably not.

balmac Newbie 5 posts since
Feb 5, 2010
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Mar 11, 2010 1:26 PM in response to: qFox
Re: Modified notification and file saving

Hi

I'm at one with JetBrains here.

I have used IntelliJ IDEA for Java Development RubyMine for Ruby and am now using PhpStorm for PHP.

 

Although it seems odd and unconventional at first that you are never asked whether to save a file, consider it as the timesaver it actually is. You never have to worry whether you have saved the changes in another tab - you always get what you have written. And should your PC crash you lose nothing. In case you want to revert something, please use the Local History. It is one of the best features of these IDEs (and probably one of the most underrated ones too) - it really is awesome, give it a try.

 

David

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