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    I've NEVER known a version where it worked correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwiede View Post
    Well, it apparently WAS fixed, in that it's working properly in 2015.3. It is broken (again?) in 2018.4, though.

    Do you recall a prior version where it was broken?

    A bug report in concise cool reportage to Mr. Deuce Bennett should get things moving?

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    I sent a report a few days ago.
    It got assigned to a developer, according to a reply email :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    I've NEVER known a version where it worked correctly.
    To be clear, we're talking about the "incremental saver doesn't update 'Recent Files'" problem now (per post #11 in thread), not the "LW requesters not in Content Dir" issue. Is that what you were referring to as well (incremental save vs recent files)?

    I just re-checked and LW2015.3 Mac64 definitely does update the "Recent Files" list with latest incremental save after "Save Incremental" as expected.
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    Yeah, I didn't see the need to start a new thread on what (to me) seems like pretty basic file handling/workflow stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwiede View Post
    To be clear, we're talking about the "incremental saver doesn't update 'Recent Files'" problem now (per post #11 in thread), not the "LW requesters not in Content Dir" issue. Is that what you were referring to as well (incremental save vs recent files)?

    I just re-checked and LW2015.3 Mac64 definitely does update the "Recent Files" list with latest incremental save after "Save Incremental" as expected.
    Just to make sure, because "aging", I fired up LWM 2015.3, and it's still there, see jpg, and I'm pretty certain I've been b!tching about this for several years. (W10/LWM2015.3)
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    Just to make certain, I closed and relaunched LWM to make sure it wasn't some stupid "No, you're supposed to stay with the base name, increments are for archive purposes" balderdash*.

    Seriously, this is DEAD SIMPLE STUFF. Why won't they fix it? And if it's working "how it's supposed to work!!1!!", they are wrong wrong wrong in the design.


    *paraphrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    Just to make sure, because "aging", I fired up LWM 2015.3, and it's still there, see jpg, and I'm pretty certain I've been b!tching about this for several years. (W10/LWM2015.3)
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    Just to make certain, I closed and relaunched LWM to make sure it wasn't some stupid "No, you're supposed to stay with the base name, increments are for archive purposes" balderdash*.
    Very interesting, are you on Windows? Also, does it work if you're saving base & incrementals within the {Content Directory}(/Objects)?

    I'll test further when I get a chance. Here, just reconfirmed (again), on Mac LW2015.3, saving (base &) incrementals to {CD}/Objects using "Save Incremental" they were being entered into "Recent Files" list as expected.
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    Thumbs down

    W10, as noted. I did simply save in whatever directory LWM threw up, didn't set one, because of course it should DEFAULT to the content directory.

    Can you post a screenie if the RECENT FILES menu offerings when you do this? There should be several increments of any mesh one has saved incrementally. I'd just like to see it once before I die.
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    3D Coat and Terragen both work the way I believe LW should. Save incrementally and exiting should put that last save on the top of the recent file list. Why would one want to see a partial list of recent files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaf View Post
    3D Coat and Terragen both work the way I believe LW should. Save incrementally and exiting should put that last save on the top of the recent file list. Why would one want to see a partial list of recent files?
    I believe I had (at some point) s/w that would show the last 3 (or so) incremented versions of any given file, and then the rest of the RECENT FILES list were other files, sometimes w/multiple versions. FWIW.

    OTOH, I don't want software to wait until I exit to put a saved file at the top of the list: I want it there immediately.

    I'd also like "SAVE AS COPY" in LWM -- seriously, how hard can that be?? They already DID IT in Layout. C'MONNNNNN.

    ("Save As Copy" saves a file without changing the default name that autosaves.)
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    Eric, I probably worded my response badly. I did mean any save increment should go to the top of the list -- just put "exiting" there thinking of my workflow as "done for the day, I'll pick up where I left off ...."

    This problem got my attention when I was working a few different models and when I did a load recent file I started seeing things I thought I had already changed. Well, I did make the changes -- I just loaded the wrong file (because LW said it was the most recent.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaf View Post
    Eric, I probably worded my response badly. I did mean any save increment should go to the top of the list -- just put "exiting" there thinking of my workflow as "done for the day, I'll pick up where I left off ...."
    No worries: it's tough to be REAL precise in this medium, and after all they're not paying us to design their software.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaf View Post
    This problem got my attention when I was working a few different models and when I did a load recent file I started seeing things I thought I had already changed. Well, I did make the changes -- I just loaded the wrong file (because LW said it was the most recent.)
    EXACTLY the danger with the poor implementation that we currently have. I can't BELIEVE anybody meant for it to work this way, it's total rubbish. We'd be better off without it, because it makes it SEEM like we're working on the latest.

    As above shown, I reported this in 2014. It's still on their books as OPEN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    Can you post a screenie if the RECENT FILES menu offerings when you do this? There should be several increments of any mesh one has saved incrementally. I'd just like to see it once before I die.
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    Sure...

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    ...soooooooo envious....

    Looks like it works on the mac. :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    ...soooooooo envious....

    Looks like it works on the mac. :'(
    Well, it did work, anyway, as LW2018 appears broken again.
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