I really like the idea of preserving files which haven't got filenames. Very innovative and neat. Normally, the process of closing the editor consists of hitting close, then hitting cancel, then finding the scappy little buffers and manually closing them, and then trying to close the thing again. Bypassing this step seems like a great useability improvement.
I normally shut the editor down, instinctively, with Alt+F4, so I'd second the idea floating around that the close dialogue offered a "preserve" option, because then I'll see the feature as part of normal shutdown. The fact that it uses a menu item is almost irrelevant to me; I don't use the menu for anything needed so frequently. First step would be to put a keyboard accelerator on the keyboard so I can do Alt,F,R for File | pReserve, but I'll still probably do this;
- Alt-F4 by instinct. Get the unsaved-files dialogue.
- remember the preserve option
- hit cancel
- hit alt,f,p
I'm going to qualify all of that by saying that it's a brand-new feature and I can't say how much I use it until I use it. Seems like a great idea, though.
And lastly, once you've got the idea of persistent, unsaved buffers, then next step seems to be named buffers. In emacs, I might do this to get a new buffer;
- ctrl-x, b (new buffer command)
- type "notes" to name the buffer, and hit 'enter'
- emacs now has an unsaved buffer named notes. That string "notes" is used when I hit Save as the suggested defaylt name.
Not a big minimap user. Doesn't bother me either way.