We have made several improvements to the Save to Roblox experience in Studio while ensuring Save to File workflows remain intact. Our goal is to streamline the Save to Roblox experience so you can easily access your games from anywhere, collaborate with others, and access cloud features during development. The features below enable you to iterate more quickly on your work and give you greater control over when to share your experiences with others.
You can now enable Ctrl+S (Command+S in Mac) to save your place to a local file or to Roblox Cloud depending on the current context you are editing:
- If you edit a place that was last saved to Roblox Cloud, then Ctrl+S saves back to Roblox.
- If you edit a place that was last saved to your local file system, then Ctrl+S saves back to the same file.
- If you edit a new place that hasn’t been saved yet, then Ctrl+S prompts you to Save to Roblox for the first time.
- Save As switches your current context in Studio. For example, if you save Place A to file as Place B, your current context in Studio switches to Place B. Ctrl+S afterward will save back to the file location for Place B. There’s one exception: if you are in a Team Create session, Studio doesn’t change your editing context even if you do Save As. Pressing Ctrl+S will save to the active Team Create session.
The previous Ctrl+S shortcut always saved your place to a local file, and it didn’t do anything if you were using Team Create. There was no default shortcut for Save to Roblox. The new general Save shortcut helps you iterate on your places faster because Studio now knows the saved location of what you are actively editing in Studio.
You can still save a new place to a local file by clicking File > Save to File. If you save a place to a local file then press Ctrl+S, then the place saves back to the same file.
To enable this Beta feature, go to File > Beta Features, and activate "Save shortcut is contextual.” Then click Save and restart Studio.
NOTE: To minimize disruptions in your workflow, the new Ctrl+S behavior doesn’t change the Save behavior if you customized any keyboard shortcuts in Studio. If you customized your keyboard shortcuts but still want to use the new Ctrl+S behavior, go to File > Advanced > Customize Shortcuts and set the “Save” action to Ctrl+S.
Saving a Place to Roblox for the first time no longer adds a Published Version to its Place Version History. This fix clearly separates the Save and Publish functionalities: Save to Roblox saves your work-in-progress place to Roblox and Publish to Roblox shares your place with others on the Roblox platform. Cloud features such as Asset Manager, Game Settings, and Team Create that were previously gated on Publish can now be used once you save a place to Roblox.
NOTE: There is one minor known bug where File > Save to Roblox is grayed out in the File menu UI when you create a new place. A fix will be released soon. Meanwhile, you can use File > Save to Roblox As from the menu to save to Roblox for the first time, or if you have the above Beta feature on, you can just press Ctrl+S.
Additionally, we are working on improving save messages so that you always know where you’re saving to and whether the save was successful. Please keep an eye out for further announcements on save experience improvements. Many thanks to @Brouhahaha, GeneralTso58, @tamtamchu, and @SwirlTheNumbers for making this feature possible.
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