Do not bother saving files anymore

Eugene Toporov

I guess pressing Ctl+S every 20 seconds is not just my muscular habit. But once I started using IntelliJ IDEA and now Web IDE, this habit vanishes.

Files you are editing in Web IDE are instantly saved to disk when you switch to another application. This is not the only thing JetBrains IDEs do for us and comes very handy when you work on HTML and need to often check your changes in the browser. You just do a change and switch to the browser. Everything is saved and when you refresh the page, your changes are there. Forget about doing Ctrl+S!

There are some related IDE settings that may be useful:

  • Files synchronization settings (in IDE Settings | General)
  • Mark modified tabs with asterisk (in IDE Settings | Editor | Editor Tabs)

Have ideas and suggestions? Welcome to JetBrains Web IDE discussion forum!

Comments below can no longer be edited.

3 Responses to Do not bother saving files anymore

  1. michael says:

    May 23, 2010

    This feels really weird but its a great idea. Especially when combined with the auto upload on save feature.

    Just keep playing around with the site and not need to upload anything. Makes the remote server feel like your editing it directly.


  2. tc says:

    May 5, 2011

    You guys ROCK!

  3. JGarrido says:

    May 18, 2011

    How do I disable this feature? I don’t always want to save what I have in the current file. I don’t even get prompted to save when I close the file, or close the application itself – it just saves everything! The only way it seems to discard changes is by using undo – very tedious and time-consuming.