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: 18.104.22.168 / 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
File format: RTF (but also happens in ODF)
So what am I doing wrong?