Another OS X Lion Weirdness

Warren Samples warren at
Thu Aug 23 13:06:08 EDT 2012

On 08/23/2012 11:53 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> I just opened a document in the iWork/Numbers spreadsheet program that I
> hadn't opened for perhaps a couple of weeks.  It opened just fine but when
> I tried to make a change to it I got the message:
> The file "Costs" is locked because you haven't made any changes to it
> recently.
> There were options to Unlock, Work on a duplicate copy or Cancel the change.
> So now Apple apparently thinks it's appropriate to silently lock files
> behind my back on the basis of me not accessing them for some arbitrary,
> unknown period of time.
> Does anyone know of a way to switch off this"feature"?
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <>

I am reading that Apple dropped this from 10.8 and some people miss it. 
It's almost two years since I left OS X for Linux and I miss it not at 
all :D


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