Changing settings and using a blank template patch

I am hoping someone could offer some knowledge that I have been unable to locate using our friend Google. Is it possible to turn off autosave? I have tried changing “autosavePeriod” in the settings-v1.json file to zero but it doesn’t seem to stick. I am also curious about having a blank template loaded each time. I have recently run into several occasions where a patch has crashed VCV Rack and, because the file was autosaved, I could not get it to load again. In all cases I have been able to determine the cause of the crash but have, on a few occasions, had to recreate the patch from scratch.

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