Why does Connect show modified attribute when no changes made?

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Connect appears to mark files (maps) with the "modified" attribute even when they have only been opened and viewed and no changes have been made.

This is confusing. Many times I open Connect and see the "modified" attribute against a document but upon examining it, sometimes taking a few minutes, there are no changes evident. Is this standard. Surely simply viewing the map should not mark it as "modified" and imply changes have been made when they have not.
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Nigel Goult (Olympic)

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Brittney Mazzetta

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When you open a map in Connect and click anywhere on that map, the system picks that up as a modification. This will prompt Connect to ask you whether or not you want to Save Changes when you go back to the file menu to switch between maps. This is where you will see the modification date change. I hope that this helps to clarify things for you. Thank you for your feedback!
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And I spent hours (subjective term) trying to spot where my client had changed a map. They had just looked?!
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Nigel Goult (Olympic)

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Brittney,

Its not actually happening as you describe.

Firstly I open a map in Connect Vision (Web) and simply navigate around. When I close Connect I am not promted to save. Re-Open Connect and "Hey Presto" map modified date/time is changed.

In the desktop, I open a Connect map....navigate and close. No save taken place. Check Connect and file is modified....confusing.

Worth looking at two attributes maybe. Modified and Last Accessed??
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Good thinking! I will pass this along to our product team. Thanks for the input.

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