When in the file dialog, importing an image to a layer or similar, the auto-save closes the dialog by force. Can the auto-save be run in the background without closing the file dialog or stay on hold while in there? It happens all the time and causes a lot of distress. Not knowing when auto-save is going to happen and have to go to the same folder again after a sudden close is really annoying. Especially when working with matte-painting or concept art where you look for images frequently.
Spawning a thread in the background would be perfect but might be tricky when changes are made at the same time. Snapshot of the data?