Continuing the discussion from [Beta] Do not update table rows when pressing esc or when they have been modified:
There is a very big difference between the Developer browsing data for Read vs. for Update. Most of the time, it should be for Read, meaning that the App is free to update the displayed Rows without possibility of conflict.
Currently, the IDE has to assume Update mode, which guarantees conflicts between the IDE’s view of a Row and any subsequent automated updates of that same Row. Simply clicking on a cell, to view the full contents, means that we’re editing, and can override anything else the App writes to that cell while we’re editing. Which version of the cell then wins?
In read-only mode, the automation-updated version of the row always wins. This is the safest.