Is there a way to turn OFF the password solicitation after resuming the project? Better yet, is there a way to keep the project from "sleeping"? I don't understand why this would even be a feature, but I guess maybe a couple people might like it, but not me. I often leave my project to do some other research, and when I come back I ALWAYS have to enter the password again and wait for it to reload. That's a major pain.
Any way to disable this thing entirely?
Gosh - we keep going back and forth on this. Early on users told us that they love it and they would like this protection to be even more robust that it is right now.
I'm tempted to leave it as is.
Why, then, at least not the OPTION to turn it off for those who aren't writting top-secret, classified scripts?
I mean, really?! What other writing program forces you to enter your password every time you come back to your project after 5 minutes?
Microsoft Word? No.
Mac Pages? No.
Final Draft? No.
I could go on, but I think the point's clear. There's a reason that they don't do it: IT'S ANNOYING to enter you password 30 times a day because the program keeps making you do it.
I'm giving Story a fair run, but I think I'm going back to Final Draft or (Scripped for multi-user stuff) until I don't have this distraction slowing my writing down. That's the last thing I want as a writer is to have a brilliant idea pop into my head and need to get it written down before it vanishes, only to be greeted by Story asking me for a password again and then taking 20 seconds to load the project back up. By then, often my inspiration is already partly gone.
At least let the user turn it off if he wants. That would be nice.
The timeout after which you are prompted to enter your password is 30 minutes.If you are getting this prompt earlier than that, it is a bug which we need to look into. We will work on providing a preference to change the session lock time.
Thanks for your inputs.
Adobe Story Team
Why would you default to that? Why not let the user determine how long he wants it to take.... Or, better yet, let the user decide if he even WANTS it to turn off. For the life of me, I can't envision but 1% of script writers even wanting this. I mean, does ANYBODY ever write their scripts sitting inside of a competitor's office? No. Often they are at home writing in their underwear.
FYI, I got this workaround:
The default timeout after which the session asks you for your password is 30 minutes. You could change it to a longer duration if you like by following the steps below :
1. Navigate to the folder where Adobe Story is installed on your system.Usually this would be C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe Story or C:\Program Files\Adobe Story
2. Open the file testConfig.xml in notepad.
3. You would see a tag <ticketIdleExpirationTime> with the value set to 1800. This is in seconds, ie, 1800 seconds = 30 minutes.
4. Modify the value to your desired one and save the testConfig.xml file.
5. Launch Story AIR app now.
But it breaks with any number above 1800. If I could, I would set it to 9999999999999 and be done with it, but even if I change it to 2000 it won't work. It won't let me log in. I always get this screen:
Please change the value back to the default ie, 1800. Now you should be able to logon to Story without errors.
Changing the contents of this file causes problems with Story application's signature which could lead to issues in login/upgrade. Hence it is not recommended to use this workaround.
Yes we do understand the need to keep the option customizable by the user. We will work on providing a preference for this.
Thanks for your feedback/suggestions.Do keep them coming.
Adobe Story Team
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