Cannot turn AutoRecovery off

Step 1: Open Writer and Open Tools > Options. Select: Load/Save General. Under Save, verify that Save AutoRecovery Information every X minutes is UN-checked.

Step 2: Select Apply and then OK, closing the window.

Step 3: Wait 11 minutes, typing some text so that un-saved changes are present.

Expected result: AutoSave does not occur.

Actual result: AutoSave occurs. The screen shows a Save progress bar at the bottom of the document, just as though one manually chose Save, freezing the document for a second.

Also if AutoRecovery is set On for every 60 minutes, it saves every 10 minutes anyway.

Workaround: use the Save command every 9 minutes, or more frequently.

Version: / LibreOffice Community

Build ID: 30(Build:2)

CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3

Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US

Ubuntu package version: 1:7.3.4-0ubuntu0.22.04.1

Calc: threaded

File format: RTF (but also happens in ODF)

So what am I doing wrong?



This is a bug report. Indeed, when you select a setting, and it doesn’t work, it’s not “what am I doing wrong” case, but a bug. Which belongs to another place … except tdf#149178 is already fixed for upcoming 7.4.

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Thank you, Mike. While it looked like it was broken, I am new to Linux and considered it possible that I was mistaken. Glad to know that it’s already noted and being fixed.