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Can auto-saving be individually disabled?

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It's probably just my Internet connection, but I often find when I'm composing a post that my window freezes for a few moments so that my post can autosave. Sometimes it happens often enough to be a bit annoying, but I'm fairly confident that's a client-side issue, not server-side.

How is the autosave feature built into the software? Is there a way to implement a manual save instead, where, for example, on your user profile you can choose which style of saving you'd prefer?

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That's... odd. It's not set up for this at the moment, but having local user preferences like that could be valuable... I'll put it on the list. ArtOfCode‭ 7 months ago

Yes, let's please have a setting @ArtOfCode. I don't mind such a setting defaulting to on, because many are probably going to find an autosave valuable, but for those who would rather not have it, let's empower the user. Canina‭ 7 months ago

I agree, a manual save would be better. The auto-save right now is too aggressive, and that jumping up and down of the preview due to the auto-save message being added then removed is really distracting. I'd rather not have auto-save at all. Olin Lathrop‭ 7 months ago

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You can now set a preference to disable autosaving. See the "preferences" tab on your profile.

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