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.
Ben Strickland commented
Adobe devs; few things are more frustrating when you are under the gun and you have a large project that takes a while to save, and have it auto save, or you instinctively save after doing some work and having to wait 30 seconds to a minute.
It's super disruptive. 30 seconds might not sound like a lot and on average it isn't but on the outliers of the distribution when you have to get something out and you need to save it actually can be a huge advantage / disadvantage to have / not have things saving in the background.
As an addition to this, it can cause scripts and panels to crash (and sometimes requires a restart of the panel or the entire application), if it tries to auto save at the same time as a script tries executing.
"Can not run a script while a modal dialog is waiting for response."
Euan Preston commented
Adobe PLEASE consider this. Autosave is essential, but it absolutely ruins creative flow.
This is especially problematic with Ae and Pr since the latest update. Any interaction with the computer causes these two programs to hang for 1 to 2 minutes. ie during Open, Save, Render Queuing, Close. The program just sits there in a (Not Responding) state (on Windows 10). It acts like it's trying to reach something that it can't and waits until it times out, then starts responding again. Almost like someone forgot to turn off a debug parameter that it looking for something on the developers file system that doesn't exist on a customers system. But I'm speculating on the cause.
Charles Bevan commented
PFTrack (and other apps) save with each interaction, and even save undo logs so when you re-open the project you're literally right where you stopped last time.
I did have one project go corrupt on me during a total system crash so just add shadow copies in the background and the ability to archive a version of the project and we're all set.
Just came back to comment. Why is this not under review for a new version?
This is KILLING me today. Auto-saves are taking upwards of 1 min each time. Total productivity killer
every change should be journaled. this way you don't have to save except when you want to ... get with the times Adobe.
...on the plus side, on larger projects the existing autosave popup doubles as a free screen-break mindfullness app. :D
It should not only be possible to run it in the background (but with the option to switch this off because it will be terribly unstable in itself and cause other problems I am certain!!!) but also either way it should not start autosaving if it would interrupt something you are doing. Wait a second or so after a click or keypress
If I have just pasted something, wait till it's actually pasted then do the autosave!
If i'm IN THE MIDDLE OF DRAGGING SOMETHING, don't autosave!
The auto save popping up and interrupting my work flow and concentration is absolutely infuriating and quite frankly an insult to all users. It's almost as though Adobe have created this software(which is basically a copy of FCP7), taken our money and then just left us for dead as they walk off into the sunset laughing whilst counting our cash. It's incredible that such a small problem is big enough to make every serious film maker so annoyed that they end up hating the over all software and yet they do absolutely nothing about it. After I finish my latest project I am defecting to FCP X. Pathetic.
Steven Olver commented
Absolutely agree with this and all the comments, frequent auto saving is a best practice but on large projects the auto saves become obnoxious and very frustrating.
It's 2019 now Adobe you can auto save in the background just like every other modern application does.
Mohamed Ali Ben Thaier commented
Come on Adobe devs please! This auto-save popup is really annoying, there are not even any third-party scripts that can fix this issue.
Drives me crazy
Er, as a follow up to the comment I submitted prematurely...
Since AE won't run scripts while a dialog is open and it's busy, rarely (but still frequently enough to be an issue), I try and run a script right as autosave begins, which will crash / break my script.
It can also break scripts, since AE won't run scripts while a dialog is open...
Allan Houston commented
Ha! As I was about to type this, the autosave box popped up over the browser. It's pretty rude, but also as others said, completely disruptive when you have a big project. I try to keep my projects neat and lean but sometimes in the crunch you have to just throw assets all over the place and don't delete them from the project panel when they're unused. It would be great for that not to impact the time it takes to autosave, so that you can get on with work and worry about project bin aesthetics later on.
Yes this is incredibly annoying! Come on Adobe it's 2018, can't we autosave in the background just like Final Cut Pro 7 did in 2005???
Ugh for real. I've complained about this to Adobe before. It's super problematic when I'm reviewing work with a client in another program like Illustrator and that stupid box pops up over top of EVERYTHING else. It's the worst.