Warn before leaving unsaved item

Idea created by David Lyons Employee on Jun 29, 2015
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    There is a lot of traction on this request to Auto Save in Rich Content Editor but an intermediate step between here and there might be a warning when you are leaving a page with any unsaved changes. Here is the issue as described by Christine :

    ...it would also be helpful if Canvas warned you before navigating away from unsaved content. Chrome, Safari and Firefox display a confirmation dialog when you try to leave a screen with unsaved content, but only when editing Pages. It's too easy to navigate away from unsaved content when editing the Syllabus Description, Assignments, Quizzes, etc...

     

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    February 2016 update from Allison Weiss

    Hi all, this is still on our radar and it's looking likely that we will be able to make some improvements to the Rich Content Editor that will include both an autosave/restore feature as well as a warning before you leave the page. I don't have designs yet, but we know that it's technically feasible. I will keep voters on this thread updated.