Last week I tweeted this question to Unity developers:
I searched to find out if there was a way to disable this behavior, and thankfully there is, and the setting is called “Auto Refresh” (located in Project Settings -> Asset Pipeline). I have this setting disabled for now, but as I note in a reply to this thread, I will probably end up reverting this due to the back-and-forth nature of the prototype I’m working on at the moment.
Now I’ll direct this question to you. Do you disable this setting? If so, what drawbacks have you encountered?