Auto-Save and projects list

Hi !
I'm new to PhpStorm and find it nice but the Auto-Save is a real pain for me. I realy want to be able to choose when I want to save my file. Also using file watchers from Gulp/Grunt it start my tests, minifications too often due to the auto-save. Is there a way to disable it ?

Also I was an Espresso user (Mac) and I can't find the projects page,/ list / homepage where I can list all my projects to open them, so I have to find my project in the Finder and drag and drop it each time I want to work on it... Is this possible to have that ?

Thanks a lot !

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Hi there,

I'm new to PhpStorm and find it nice but the Auto-Save is a real pain for me. I realy want to be able to choose when I want to save my file. Also using file watchers from Gulp/Grunt it start my tests, minifications too often due to the auto-save. Is there a way to disable it ?

No (you can check comments for explanations: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEABKL-6460 ; related: http://devnet.jetbrains.com/docs/DOC-191)

Although you can prevent auto-save in certain situations (like when switching to another app) -- "Preferences | System Settings" (that's for PhpStorm v8; for v7 it should be in "Preferences | General").

Also I was an Espresso user (Mac) and I can't find the projects page,/ list / homepage where I can list all my projects to open them, so I have to find my project in the Finder and drag and drop it each time I want to work on it... Is this possible to have that ?

Do you mean your PhpStom/WebStorm projects, right?

  • If you close all open project (via "File | Close Project") you will see Welcome screen which lists all your projects.
  • You can always use "File | Reopen Project" (remembers last 20 projects or so)
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Hi Andriy,

For the projects I was talking about something like that : http://www.bene.be/images/uploads/2011-blog/20110203/20110203-Espresso-ScrSh03.png where you have all your projects and not only the recent ones. A clear project managment section (very very often it's the homepage).

About the Auto-save. I understand that it's a feature, and that some folks can like it, but when using some things like third party file watcher or auto uploading etc it's a lot a issues coming... After reading a lot on Stackoverflow and other it seems that this feature will never be. It can be a deal breaker for some of us I think (like me, hesitating right now).

Thanks for your quick answer, was realy helpfull.

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For the projects I was talking about something like that : http://www.bene.be/images/uploads/2011-blog/20110203/20110203-Espresso-ScrSh03.png where you have all your projects and not only the recent ones. A clear  project managment section (very very often it's the homepage).

Are you working on 100 different projects on daily basis (in other words -- very often)?

There is no better option ATM than already mentioned Welcome screen or Recent projects

http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WI-15186

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Not 100 but at least 30 at the same time period (working on 5-6 at the same time and always have to go back to old ones to modify thing), and it's so nice to have all your projects in one page, simple to delete one, find one, etc...
Hope they will add this feature in future versions.

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Please vote/comment that ticket then (or just star it to get notified on progress)

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