Shortcut for Backup a file

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13 Dec, 2020 12:15 PM

Unless I have missed it, is there a shortcut to backup rather than going to the drop down each time?

  1. 1 Posted by tonyt on 13 Dec, 2020 05:55 PM

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    Tried adding one on my Mac using keyboard shortcuts (app specific) in system preferences, but it doesn't work!

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 13 Dec, 2020 07:45 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    There is not a direct keyboard short cut, I do not see it is an often enough used activity to warrant it.

    Of course you can use the keyboard to access it: <ALT> F (<Option> F on Mac) to open the file menu, down arrow until you highlight the option, then press enter.

  3. 3 Posted by tonyt on 13 Dec, 2020 08:49 PM

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    Thanks but have to disagree. I have always said that only one backup per day kept (updated) is not right as if there is a data or entry problem and a lot of work has been done during the day, the only option is to go back to a safe earlier days backup and hope all the paper work used for the current day is still available.
    That is why I like export as it gives time stamped files for the same day. If only the main quit option kept the last xxx backups all time stamped, no problem.
    I know I will be / am, probably in a minority, but I have never seen the sense in only the latest updated backup per day being kept, but thanks for you keyboard help.

  4. 4 Posted by dwg on 13 Dec, 2020 08:55 PM

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    A user created an extension that automatically renames each backup produced on exit so that you can have multiple backups per day.

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 13 Dec, 2020 08:56 PM

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    I agree with you. Why not log a suggestion / feature request?

  6. 6 Posted by tonyt on 14 Dec, 2020 06:40 AM

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    Do you know if the extension works with MD 2021?

  7. 7 Posted by dwg on 14 Dec, 2020 07:23 AM

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    I just tried it and it looks like it might not work any more. Perhaps a result of a Java change.

  8. 8 Posted by tonyt on 14 Dec, 2020 10:36 AM

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    Shame, maybe whitedavidp could do a re write, would be much appreciated!
    Thanks for trying.

  9. 9 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 14 Dec, 2020 12:21 PM

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    I tried to look at the source code last month to update this, but as far as I can tell, it's not available in the file (even decompiled)..... I do think they should just build an 'auto-backup' every [x] minutes option (to a unique name) inside Moneydance. I guess a java extension would be possible, but much better for MD to build. Perhaps log this as a suggestion..?

  10. 10 Posted by tonyt on 14 Dec, 2020 12:39 PM

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    Yes please and thanks!

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