Type: System
Shared by: EkriirkE
On: 2020-04-02 11:13:28
Updated by: MR
On: 2021-11-12 14:40:40
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What is Sav-O-Matic?

Sav-O-Matic works by installing a time manager task which periodically posts a Command-S keydown event.  Since the command S key combination is normally the equivalent used for the Save menu item, most applications treat the event as a save command.  Clean, neat, transparent, and sometimes not enough.  A few applications, notably MacPaint, read the keyboard directly, and thus are not fooled by this ruse.  There is no workaround for this sort of behavior.  Other applications simply don't use the command S combination, or use it for something else.  A few minutes work with ResEdit can solve this sort of problem.

Sav-O-Matic has been tested, and found to be compatible with, among many others: Adobe Photoshop, Aldus FreeHand, Canvas, CricketGraph, Excel, MacDraw, MacWrite, MS-Word, MS-Works, PageMaker, TeachText, ThinkC, Wingz, and WriteNow. 

For various reasons, Edit, MacPaint, and UltraPaint do not respond to it.


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Compatibility notes

Sav-O-Matic is known to work on the Mac Plus,SE/30, and IIci.  It probably works on everything but the original Mac.

Emulating this? It could probably run under: Basilisk II

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