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bug#15331: desktop should auto-save on idle time


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: bug#15331: desktop should auto-save on idle time
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 02:56:20 +0200

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM, Juri Linkov <address@hidden> wrote:

> You can't use idle timers even with such reasonable timeouts
> as 5 minutes between saves, i.e. when the user needs to save
> the desktop every 5 minutes, with idle timers the user have to sit
> inactively 5 minutes waiting for Godot^H^H^H^H^H desktop saving.
> Thus desktop saving requires two different timers out of necessity.

Or, the desktop can be saved after 5 minutes (or whatever) of idle
time, and if the user needs more frequency, they can bind
desktop-save-in-desktop-dir and do it manually...

When I'm writing or translating with LibreOffice, I do not trust
autosaving. I type Ctrl-S after every paragraph. Seems saner.

   J





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