If you create 27 sketches in one day you are advised to "go for a walk" [imported] #1005

cmaglie opened this Issue Nov 15, 2012 · 4 comments


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cmaglie commented Nov 15, 2012

This is Issue 1005 moved from a Google Code project.
Added by 2012-08-12T07:02:20.000Z by n...@gammon.com.au.
Please review that bug for more context and additional comments, but update this bug.

Original labels: Type-Defect, Priority-Medium

Original description

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Open the IDE
  2. Hit Ctrl+N (or Command+N) 27 times to create 27 sketches

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

I expect to be able to create 27 sketches using the IDE.

Instead I am advised by a dialog box:

"You've reached the limit of auto naming of new sketches for the day. How about going for a walk instead?"

If I attempt again I get a different message:

"No really, time for some fresh air for you."


What version of the Arduino software are you using? On what operating
system? Which Arduino board are you using?

Version 1.0.1
Mac OS/X
Board not relevant

Please provide any additional information below.

See this thread:


Screenshots of the dialog boxes there.

Humorous though the messages may be, you should be able to create 27 sketches in one day. Think of a school lab.

Yup, happened to me too, apparently I am working too hard lol.

When auto naming, a timestamp could be used instead of a letter from the english alphabet. Simple solution.

or we can simply use File.createTempFile("prefix", "suffix");
java.lang.String, java.io.File)

2013/4/19 Rasmus Ljungmann Pedersen notifications@github.com

When auto naming, a timestamp could be used instead of a letter from the
english alphabet. Simple solution.

Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHubhttps://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/1005#issuecomment-16617664

ffissore added the New label Feb 27, 2014

cmaglie removed the New label Feb 27, 2014


Chris--A commented Jun 19, 2015

This issue has been resolved in #3366
The maximum is now well over 600 so hopefully this problem should not be an issue.

ffissore closed this Jun 19, 2015

ffissore added this to the Release 1.6.6 milestone Jun 19, 2015

ffissore self-assigned this Jul 9, 2015

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