Blocs 3.1.0 just crashed on save!


I am REALLY angry right now. Just lost 45 minutes of work. I pressed CMD+S to save my work. Nothing happened. A dialog box appeared: “Blocs is saving … this could take a few minutes …”

20 minutes later …

S**t :frowning:


Gary, I’m so sorry! :pensive:

Is there anything you can add that may help me find the cause?

Blocs should never take 20mins to export, it sounds like it locked up on export.


Hi Norm,

I have no idea. I was working as i normally do and was styling things and writing classes. Then I did CMD+S to save and got the message I stated above. After that, Blocs was frozen. Nothing could be done.

It might be a consideration to have something like a temp file that gets saved when the software crashes. I’ve seen this kind of thing in some Adobe products.

By the way, I wasn’t exporting, just saving.


I know the problem exists when you are changing the fonts in the project self. Not at the beginning. And then is some like export bar at the top that says something like changing thumbnail properties and it takes long. It dismiss when you click save.


Auto save is actually already in the works, with a back up feature. its just not ready yet.


Please make auto save optional. I often mess around and see how things look. Close without saving if I don’t like the changes.


@gary so sorry to hear that happen to you. We all can relate to your frustration. At one time or other, we’ve all been there. Rest assure @Norm will be there to help.


Totally agreed.


Don’t worry I will, my plan is to make these backups separate to the main file kinda like a little time machine just for blocs files.


That would be super. Then if we really mess up a site we can go back to an earlier version.