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wnunes
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Quit Blender

Post by wnunes »

When we close blender, to ask if wish save, cancel or close without save.

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Post by malCanDo »

hehe, I agree with this, but many don't.

Remember, expert Blender users don't make mistakes, and accidently quit the app :)

This should definitely be in as an option, and turned on by default.

Prepare for a lot of replies stating otherwise!
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Post by Jacks_Depression »

make it optional
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Post by z3r0_d »

and what if the user hits the close button?

were you aware of the "recover last session" option?... as in quitting will always save if blender's properly configured.

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Post by malCanDo »

> were you aware of the "recover last session" option?.

That'll be the one beside the "show alert on exit" option in 2.41 ;)

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Post by LetterRip »

recover last session (in the file menu) is pretty unreliable...

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Post by Jacks_Depression »

LetterRip wrote:recover last session (in the file menu) is pretty unreliable...
Agree! Sometimes it recovers 3 or 4 sessions back :)
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Post by joeri »

Okay,...

What about this: it saves (overwite) the file just before it quits.

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Post by UncleZeiv »

Programs should never overwrite files silently. Actually I would like to complain also about overwrite of rendered images: if you are not carefule, hours of rendering can be lost without even issuing a warning. So ok, it's my fault in the end, but can't Blender help me?

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Post by wnunes »

Ok...

It has possibilities of have or not? :!:

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Post by LetterRip »

probably won't happen, but I will see if I can eliminate QKEY as quit and only allow CTRL-QKEY - but no promises - Ton is very protective of keys he use lots....

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Post by joeri »

It's useless to have a "Do you want to save?" question.
YOU need to remember if you want to save or not in ANY case.

Now,... "darn, I quit and forgot to save, better take what I do more serious and save ones in a while".

Then,... "Euh,... I don't know,... Did I alter stuff to the better?"

Saving your work needs to be part of your workflow!!! Not something you happen to do when quiting the app.
See it this way: Why are you quiting blender in the first place? just load your default file and leave it open. It's a far more important program then your clock or msm or irc or ... and you don't close that all the time.

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Post by roofoo »

Joeri: I agree with your points. However--it is a user interface convention to ask if you want to save before closing. Practically every application I've ever used has this as a feature. True, it's up to the user to save, but as human beings we all are prone to mistakes. The interface should be designed in such a way that it conforms to what people are used to. I highly suggest that you read the book "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug...

And to appease those who don't want to be asked to save, it can be a toggle option in the preferences settings. Seriously, I think it's a great idea.

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Post by z3r0_d »

roofoo wrote:The interface should be designed in such a way that it conforms to what people are used to. I highly suggest that you read the book "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug...
You're making the assumption that what people expect is the best approach. [for example: a "paste" option doesn't make as much sense in a 3d application as a way to copy objects [though one would presume they'd show up at the 3d cursor]] However in this case it might be true

there is already a confirm on quit... I'd rather not see another prompt there though, or another default. I'd much rather see control+q become the quit combination [it is on at least the text editor already]

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Post by roofoo »

z3r0_d wrote:there is already a confirm on quit... I'd rather not see another prompt there though, or another default. I'd much rather see control+q become the quit combination [it is on at least the text editor already]
Actually there is only a confirm if you quit by pressing 'q' or clicking Quit on the File menu. But if you close Blender by clicking X on the window header, there is not a prompt at all.... That is a discrepancy that can be confusing to the users.

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