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Reminder to save?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 04, 2019

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Hey there! I know literally nothing about scripting in Photoshop, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a script I could install that could prompt Photoshop to remind you to save every x number of minutes. The Auto-Save feature has failed me a few times and I'd rather have both that ticked on and have the peace of mind that I consciously saved. (I went into more detail about issues I've been having in this thread if it interests anyone)

No idea how complicated it could be, but I wouldn't need anything more fancy than a "hey you haven't in a while!" reminder, or even something that just does it for me. It's hard to remember to save when you're in the zone haha.

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Reminder to save?

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Hey there! I know literally nothing about scripting in Photoshop, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a script I could install that could prompt Photoshop to remind you to save every x number of minutes. The Auto-Save feature has failed me a few times and I'd rather have both that ticked on and have the peace of mind that I consciously saved. (I went into more detail about issues I've been having in this thread if it interests anyone)

No idea how complicated it could be, but I wouldn't need anything more fancy than a "hey you haven't in a while!" reminder, or even something that just does it for me. It's hard to remember to save when you're in the zone haha.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2019

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You can do this simple script, but you will need to run it though Extendscript Toolkit, for if you run it though Photoshop, it will lockup PS till it finishes running. The number for the sleep is in milliseconds, so you need to figure out how long you want the sleep to be between alerts. You can either change the number to times in the loop, or use a while loop, but you will have to turn it off in ESTK.

for(var i=0;i<100;i++){

    $.sleep (50000)

    alert('Did you save your file?')

}

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I have no time for, but you can put similar script to StartupScripts folder of Photohsop.

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Apr 04, 2019

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Here is a Bridge script that will prompt you every three minutes if a document is open.

#target bridge;

if( BridgeTalk.appName == "bridge" ) { 

var psRem= new MenuElement( "command", "PS Reminder", "at the end of Tools");

}

psRem.onSelect = function () {

var mins =  60000 * 3; // Three minutes

psReminder = function(){

    var bt = new BridgeTalk();

    bt.target = "photoshop";

    bt.body = "if(documents.length) alert('Save Reminder!');";

    bt.send(4)

    }

id = app.scheduleTask( "psReminder()", mins, true );

var win = new Window("palette","Photoshop Reminder");

win.bu1 = win.add("button",undefined,"Stop Reminder");

win.bu1.onClick = function(){

    win.close(0);

    app.cancelTask (id);

    }

win.show();

};

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Apr 04, 2019

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I'm actually not sure how to install this to Bridge! I don't make frequent use of it haha. Is there a dropdown menu or import setting?

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You can find information on how to save Bridge scripts here:-

Prepression: Downloading and Installing Adobe Scripts

Once installed it can be found in the Tools menu "PS Reminder"

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You're a champ! I don't really use bridge but I'll definitely keep it open so I don't mess myself up with saves haha. Thanks so much guys!

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