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Mac OS X Lion's feature that automatically saves documents as you are working on them.

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Extract open, unsaved documents from TextEdit that is running from RAM content when it is in non-responsive state?

I know how to find unsaved TextEdit documents ordinarily. However, my computer's hard drive ran out of space and I have many open that are not autosaved anywhere as a result. I was using another app (...
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Random "The document could not be autosaved. You don't have permission." messages despite having permissions

Since I got a new computer, I'm getting the following message all the time: The document could not be autosaved. You don't have permission. This means my documents aren't being autosaved for some ...
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The document “Build for Previews - Log” could not be autosaved

I just updated Xcode, when it prompted me to restart my computer it wouldn't let me close the app. this is what it said. can anyone help?
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Watched screen recording but it's not saved to the desktop

I recently recorded a session with my dad. I stopped the recording after the session ended (with the setting set to save to Desktop), clicked the icon that appeared on the lower right corner to open ...
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Why do I get AutoSave Clipping.txt files auto generates on my desktop screen

I don't know how but I get to see a lot of auto clipping files being generated on my desktop screen. This is how my desktop looks
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Recovering unsaved quicktime recording

I just recorded a quicktime video but I closed my lid before stopping it. Now it isn't saved! Is there a way to recover this very important recording? This is empty: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple....
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autosave .js files

My dad is using my old MacBook that I used when I was studying web design and I see that the laptop still autosaves all .js files. It's kind of cluttering the computer but I can't seem to find a way ...
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How do OS X terminal sessions persist through reboots?

Being an avid Linux user prior to buying a MacBook Pro, I typically have several terminal tabs open at any one time. In the past, crashes and reboots would generally trash my workflow, and the ...
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Why does Xcode save my files in autosave information?

I ran into this problem today while writing code. Whenever I open a source file in Xcode, make changes and save them, the file will be copied to the "autosave information" folder and the references in ...
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Does Time Machine save TextEdit drafts?

Imagine you have Time Machine running with Yosemite. You open TextEdit, create a new text document in which you actually write stuff. You can turn off your computer, restart it, the document will ...
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What is "TALagent" and why is it "Exiting out of boredom"?

I'm trying to help a colleague whose MacBook periodically switches off without warning (I've had similar problems on a Mac Mini, so it's not power related). While investigating the logs in Library/...
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Avoid Unwanted/Blank Text Annotations in Preview.app

When opening a PDF in Yosemite's Preview.app, I can select text using the Text Selection tool from the Markup Toolbar. However, if I don't click directly on the text, a blank text box will appear. ...
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How can you set up a free, universal OS X-wide ‘autosave’ script?

I want to set up a free solution in OS X for a universal ‘autosave’ function (given Apple’s own solution is limited to only a few apps - at least for now), and let Dropbox do my file versioning and ...
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Can't save AppleScript file when created by touch

I'm used to create file using touch before opening them with open. But I came to this following problem : When I do this with AppleScript files AppleScript Editor is able to open the file but unable ...
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How to Make Gmail Remember my User ID and Passwords with Safari

I work in marketing and have several Gmail accounts established exclusively for my clients advertising programs that I must access frequently. Until a few days ago, each time I opened any Gmail ...
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When editing files on a (Windows?) networked drive I get "could not be saved" errors

When I edit files that are stored locally, everything works fine, but when editing files that are stored on my networked home directory (at uni here), I get: The document "<x>" could not be ...
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Does Mac OSX Mountain Lion autosave/versions interact badly with git?

I use git with some of my documents and wonder if the autosaved versions created by Mountain Lion could interfere (or even break) git versioning? This is important for me as I do not work on Macs ...
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Unresponsive save dialogs in Preview

With the introduction of Mountain Lion, Preview acts up whenever I need to save a file. It does this regardless of whether I use File > Save or Command+S. The logs tell the same story: 10/20/12 10:...
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Can revisions, auto save and versions be completely and permanently neutered from OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely disable auto-save and versions in Mac OS X Lion? I have given these changes a good try and they irritate me more than they should. I want "auto-save", "...
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What are these giant files in ~/Library/Autosave Information/?

In my ~/Library/Autosave Information/ folder on 10.7, I have some fairly routine-looking files—a few unsaved scratch documents in applications that use Autosave, and accompanying plists for those apps....
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How does Versions work with iCloud?

Just wondering how, if at all, Versions on Pages for Mountain Lion (10.8) works with iCloud, specifically in relation to iOS 5 devices. My own testing seems to indicate that a Pages document created ...
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Applications occasionally start showing "The document could not be autosaved" dialogs

Every now and then, some application (usually TextEdit) starts showing dialogs like this when I try to close or save any document: The document “2.txt” could not be autosaved. Your changes ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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Is there a searchable list of applications that support OS X's resume/autosave/iCloud features?

I just upgraded to Lion and I'd like to know what applications support OS X's resume/autosave/iCloud features. Is there a searchable list of applications that support these features? Update: This ...
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The document "x" could not be saved. You don’t have permission

I am getting the following error: The document could not be saved. You don't have permission The error is not helpful at all because it does not point to where I don't have permission. To save the ...
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Where does Lion's autosave feature save past versions?

I just plugged in a USB stick, edited a text file a few times, and found that I could browse through the revision history of the file, even though it's on an external drive. Are these revisions saved ...
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How to completely disable auto-save and versions in Mac OS X Lion?

I hate the automatic saving and versioning in Mac OS X Lion. Is there a way to completely turn it off? (This has been asked before here, but the answer and the linked article are completely wrong, ...
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Is there a way to turn off autosave feature in Lion OS X?

How can I turn off the autosave feature on all applications in lion?
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Unsaved Files in OS X Lion

Where do unsaved files go in Lion? I quit TextEdit without saving since I had no intention of saving, but with autosave the file still got save somewhere since when I reopen TextEdit the file I was ...
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Can I change how often Lion's "Versions" feature saves files?

Is it possible to change Versions' save frequency? For some kind of work, one hour's worth of work is too much to lose!
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Which text editors take advantage of Lion's Versions feature?

I've been a fervent user of Textmate for many a year, and I hope to continue to be one. However, the versions feature of OSX seems like a great and easy to use idea. I'm mostly doing HTML, CSS and ...
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