Save every keystroke

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Is there a text editor, similar to notepad, that saves the .txt or .html file every keystroke? I know that Google Docs pretty much does that, but that isn’t local.

Maybe I can make this in AS3, but I am not sure how.

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Do you want to save a record of every keystroke (letters typed, when shift/space/backspace was pressed, and which arrow keys were pressed), or do you want to automatically save the resulting file after you pause for a second?

If it’s the latter, you could look at this plugin for Notepad++ or this plugin for TinyMCE. A few other alternatives for Mac users are suggested here.

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Just curious why you would want to do this.
It could start to lag your computer out with any decent sized file.
Perhaps you could get into the habbit of pushing ctrl + s a lot. It’s what I do. I push ctrl + s every time I take a quick “rest” after typing a line or so.
This would be better because it would ensure you save your files on any program/ system you use.