"Save All" should not save unchanged files


#1

Save All (File > Save All, Opt-Cmd-S) should not save unchanged files. I’ve found two workflows so far to which this is really disruptive:

  1. I have a bunch of files open. Some of these files are being watched for LiveReload. I edit a handful of other ones, Save All, and LiveReload gets triggered unnecessarily.

  2. The Tidy Tabs package becomes useless, because when I use Save All, all of my tabs get marked as having been recently saved.


#2

There is discussion around how to handle this here:


#3

I often need the touch feature to trigger external actions like compile. That should be an option.


#4

@mark_hahn Touch on save for an individual file makes sense to me. Do you also want to touch every file that is open in Atom each time you Save All?


#5

It works fine for me. I have no trouble with everything being copied and/or compiled. I realize I may be weird.

I’m a nut about saving in general. I have muscle memory set up to hit save every time I pause typing. It’s left over from working on half-finished systems under development where crashes were the norm.