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Old 05-03-2014   #1
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popup warning if you not posted

So on several occasions recently (like just now, Grrrrrr) i have been writing a reply on a thread and go to delete something i've written due to spelling or something - but having inadvertently clicked outside the text box the backspace button becomes a back button for the browser and all of a sudden that big long detailed message that i have written disappears with no way of retrieving it.

This happens cause i use a laptop and sometime i catch the track pad as i'm typing (yes i could turn the track pad off i know, and usually do - but it defaults to on everytime I reboot etc)

Anyway, i was thinking would it not be possible to make a popup appear asking if you are sure you want to navigate away from the page without posting when you have started a reply? Like what happens on facebook if you type a comment but don't post and then click a link.
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

Great idea, I've done this a lot recently and usually just give up on posting after that.
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

exactly.. just wrote a huge reply to someone and lost it and cannot be bothered to write it all again right now - so they will have to wait
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if you use new reply instead of quick reply its normally still there if you click forward button after
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That's a great workaround, but it's not a fix.
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i usually do, but... i couldn't remember what one of the smiley shortcuts were so had clicked 'go advanced' in this case. That will also depend on browser and browser settings whether that works as well.
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is this even something the forum can do @ben???
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

. . . . ?

You alive Sir @ben?
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

I have been looking for this - but I've been hitting a brick wall.

The editor we use is pretty old, and I don't think it ever got updated

I'll keep trying though
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

fair do's, was just checking you hadn't disappeared off face of planet, not being pushy
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Re: popup warning if you not posted

Little bit of JavaScript would do the trick?

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if messagebox.innertext != "" {
var answer = confirm("Do you want to abandon your post and navigate back?")
if (answer) {
//continue navigation
}
else {
//block back action
}
}
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