# Autosave Solutions

Spent hours writing a solution and then ......
Your laptop battery dies and your charger is in the other room?
Your fat finger accidentally hits outside the modal and it blinks out of existence?
A teacher confiscated your phone because you shouldn't be using it in class?
District 5 revolted and took out the hydroelectric plant powering the capitol?

Worry no longer! Brilliant now autosaves your solution!

When you start typing a solution, and (accidentally) exit the page / modal box, your edits would still be present when you return! We currently save drafts for 48 hours, though let us know if there is a preference to save drafts for a longer period of time. You will still need to hit the save button in order for your changes to be updated on the site.

Note: This only works on your local browser. IE If you were editing a solution and your phone dies (or gets confiscated), you have 48 hours to get it back.

We will also be developing out auto-save for other parts of the site. We are currently testing it on the Wiki page, and will add it to Problems / Notes if there is a demand for it.

Note by Calvin Lin
5 years, 9 months ago

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$ ... $$ or $ ... $ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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Staff - 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanks!! I wont need to type everything twice or thrice now!

- 5 years, 9 months ago

We are working on fixing the "additional \\" bug. It now works for most people, though we're still testing to ensure we got all cases. I will update this comment when it has been fully fixed.

I have deleted the comments to streamline this conversation.

Update: We have now fixed this bug. Please inform me if you still get this issue.

Staff - 5 years, 9 months ago

- 5 years, 9 months ago

It works for the Brilliant app, and also for mobile web browsers. Give it a try!

Staff - 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanks,for doing it since I faced this problem 6 or 7 times at least.

- 5 years, 9 months ago

Thank u . It was a very great help at least for app users . Now only one last problem . Can u do something to make it easy in typing latex for app users ??? It is still big problem for me !!

- 5 years, 9 months ago

We will be looking into making it easier for everyone to type in latex. That will make it easier for people to submit problems. :)

Staff - 5 years, 9 months ago