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Need warning when user is about to navigate away from page without saving change

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The Inline Editing feature in Winter'08 release is a great tool, and my users love it! One complaint, however, is that there is no warning to the user if they're about to navigate away from the page before saving their changes. This most often comes up if they've made a number of changes to an object via inline editing, and then try to change the owner of the object BEFORE saving the changes that they've made to the inline editor. When this happens, they can't even hit the "Back" arrow in the browser -- all the changes are gone. Please provide a pop-up / warning to a user if they are about to navigate away from an object in which they have made inline editing changes (preserving the changes, and giving the user a chance to save those before leaving the page).

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  • Eric Shih - 4 years ago

    This idea will be delivered in Spring '16 in the new Lightning Experience. If a user has unsaved changes while Inline Editing, Creating, or Editing, and something happens (navigation away, accidental refresh or closing browser tab, etc.) that would cause loss of his/her changes, a warning dialog will appear allowing the user to confirm their action.

    We hear the additional feedback about having this as an optional feature, and we will be considering that for a future release.

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