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Topic: Modify Arduino IDE auto save behavior? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


The new IDE has a good feature that automatically saves your project when you press the upload button.

The problem is, that it seems to automatically save using the same file name, so if you make changes, then  upload to see the improvement, you loose the original before you made the change... And if you make changes that don't solve the problem, i'd like to be able to go back to the original?

Is there a way to do that?
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Just disable the feature in the IDE settings  :)
You can then make changes, upload and test, then save manually if you are satisfied with the result


Qdeathstar are you using an external editor?


Under File / Preferences / Setting - Uncheck 'save when verifying or uploading'.


You could also obsessively use git or other source control tool, and make a commit for every version of the software that you're happy with. This would also keep a record of the changes, which might be good. But it would also be tempting to forget to use it.
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