default save "when I close the lid"?

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default save "when I close the lid"?

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Windows 7, but there again ...
Control Panel, Power: I see the options for “what happens when I close the lid”, variously shutdown, sleep, hibernate, etc.
What I cannot ever recall seeing is a default “save anything that is open before shutdown/sleep/hibernate”

This as an option would make sense to me. Being able to close the lid and run in a panic, knowing that all my work had been written to disc, being able to close the lid before lying down for an afternoon nap or attending a meeting (much the same thing).
Has any version of Windows ever had such an option?

I know that sleep and or hibernate save the state of RAM memory to disc, but to the paranoid there’s nothing quite like knowing that the document(s) have been saved under their original file names.

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There is no such option as far as I know.
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HansV wrote:There is no such option as far as I know.
Thanks Hans.
(For those of you new to Eileen's Lounge, "There is no such option as far as I know." translates to "There is no such option.")


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Chris,
sleep and or hibernate save the state of RAM memory to disc
Yes, BUT, it is to the temp area and NOT save the open documents (files) that have NOT been saved from within the program.
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If you choose to shut down, most programs that write data to disk files will save any unsaved data as part of closing the program. The sticking point is that most (certainly all Office programs) will display a prompt asking whether you want to save, and won't allow a shutdown until you answer the prompt. Catch-22. You might as well just visit every running program and manually save before closing the lid.

I suspect there may be a way to combine Task Scheduler and some fancy batch file programming (or PowerShell in later Windows versions) to do the job, but that's above my (retired) pay grade.

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DaveA wrote:es, BUT, it is to the temp area and NOT save the open documents (files) that have NOT been saved from within the program.
Hi Dave, I agree. That's why i was thinking of a "save files" device, rather than a "preserve memory".
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Jay Freedman wrote:... The sticking point is that most (certainly all Office programs) will display a prompt asking ...
Hello Jay. Yes, that has been my remembered experience.
For example, running on battery at the library, shutting the lid, and at home four hours later opening up and finding an array of prompts!

I shall put this down to a deign flaw in the Windows Control Panel Power options (grin!)
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ChrisGreaves wrote:[I shall put this down to a deign flaw in the Windows Control Panel Power options (grin!)
I'm quite sure Microsoft do deign to think think their software fit for all purposes :grin:
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