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Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:59 UTC (Sat) by jthill (guest, #56558)
Other File Open Options [...]
Recover Last Session
This will load the quit.blend file Blender automatically saves just before exiting. So this option enables you to recover your last work session, e.g. if you closed Blender by accident
I must be missing something; it seems to me that's exactly what I described.
Posted Jan 21, 2011 22:13 UTC (Fri) by n8willis (editor, #43041)
Posted Jan 22, 2011 2:15 UTC (Sat) by jthill (guest, #56558)
that snippet implies that Blender auto-saves changes made to open files
if you are working on one file, then open another
File-open? Ok, we can change the subject, but you never mentioned this before. Blender does save every time you quit.
More: manually saving takes a backup, and if you want lots of those you can tell it how many right there on the same auto-save preference pane. So acquiring the habit of hitting ^W whenever you hit a nice spot, before moving on to the next thing to do, because you can casually recover from doing that by mistake too, seems like a no-brainer to me.
More: hit F1, double-click the filename, ... nothing happens. You have to hit Open File or use the keyboard. Just a little syncopation to remind you, like it asking for confirmation when you quit -- which it does.
The file-open behavior description is at least accurate, but that behavior doesn't seem to be a problem in actual practice - for reasons which are apparent to anyone who actually uses it.
Posted Feb 2, 2011 22:21 UTC (Wed) by n8willis (editor, #43041)
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