Feature #2981

Prevent from leaving the page when in edit mode for issue, wiki or other

Added by Benjamin Baroukh over 12 years ago. Updated over 12 years ago.

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I think Redmine should ask the user if he really wants to navigate away from the current page,
a bit like GMail does when you are editing something.

It is really easy to loose the focus on the textarea and to hit backspace and it is really painful to end up on the previous page after spending one hour editing something.

The javascript should be:

onUnload('alert("Do you really want to navigate away from this page, all your changes will be lost")')

on the <body> element of the page when in edit.

Another step further could be continuous saving of the current work, but I guess it is going to be a lot of work because all the drafts should be persisted and displayed somewhere.

Related issues

Duplicates Redmine - Feature #2910: Warning on leaving edited issue/wiki page without saving Closed 2009-03-05


#1 Updated by Paul Rivier over 12 years ago

looks like a duplicate of #2910

#2 Updated by Benjamin Baroukh over 12 years ago

Yep, I agree.
I searched through the already existing issues, not enough it appears ;)

#3 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

Closing as a duplicate.
The javascript needs to be a bit more sophisticated so that it doesn't trigger if nothing was changed.

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