BACKGROUND AUTO-SAVE, Auto-save should not interrupt your workflow
The title says it all. Auto-save should function in the background and NOT pop up with an annoying progress bar every time it runs. Gets REALLY bad on large project files when auto-saves take up to a min every single time.
Total workflow killer. Should be just like taking snapshots of your project in the background while continue working.
The dialog even pops up and steals focus from another app you're in.
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Scott Crozier commented
Four years. Four.
Renaud Tabouelle commented
Adobe Team are you there ?
Jordan Silver commented
need this ASAP! no reason that in the year 2020 i need to be interrupted every few minutes and wait for the project to auto save.
thiago tavares commented
never had this "window focus issue", until my latest fresh install of 2022. ULTRA annoying.
They have been attempting to fix this longer than my undo group mismatches.
Tim Drage commented
Adobe are hard at work fixing this but every time they type a line of code they are interrupted by a 5 minute autosave so it might take a few more decades
Lasse Gjertsen commented
Tim Drage commented
2021 and still no sane autosave
Mohamed Ali Ben Thaier commented
3 Years and counting...
John Myers commented
Hey Victoria, what's the status on this painfully overdue request?
Marc Trzepla commented
Make Auto-Save a background function.
Daniel Estevez commented
I just lost 2 hours of work because the autosave wouldn't complete its task and I had to force quit. So frustrating...
Saar Oz commented
This also causes scripts to crash, scripts that use palettes can try to run code if the user is performing an action right before this window pops up and it can kill the panel.
s h commented
I wish AE could do autosaving in the background.
Jeremy Dance commented
Or if hiding it scares the UI team too much, just please don't make it a modal window. When you're in the flow and you get interrupted it gets annoying. Or, even better, just make it appear in the info column like everything else AE is doing.
Matt Dean commented
Thanks Victoria, but I'm not really interested in using teams projects.
Can't you guys just hide the annoying, productivity killing autosave window? Your users have been asking for years...
Final cut pro had it figured out 15 years ago, with background autosaving with no halt to production.
the dudes commented
Thank you Victoria for reaching out. It's great to hear from the team. Also, I didn't know it's now accessible for all CC users. Good job. Will try!
Try Team Projects! All users have access now, and you can save all versions of your project and your work history in one, so there's no autosave window.
Dan Lucyszyn-Hinton commented
Waiting for up to two minutes and having After Effects locked while saving is quite frustrating. Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop all enable a user to save while working. I'd really appreciate this being added to AE.
strange... This had way more votes last time i checked in. What's the status of implementing this?