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1614robertl
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Postby 1614robertl » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:46 pm

Hi,
Here is a question asked of me by our user base.
> 1. Golden oldie: Can Zimbra warn me before I accidentally close a

> message that I've composed but not sent? (After losing work a few

> times, I'm way more careful now. But it would be good to have an

> insurance policy.)
Does anyone forsee that happening in the future as a feature? I know with apps like DotProject that the browser will prompt when trying to close an unsaved session so I was just wondering if that kind of behavior will show up in Zimbra someday.
Thanks,

Bob


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Postby dkarp » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:48 pm

You're talking about when the user tries to close the browser window, right? If you just try to go to a different part of the Zimbra app, it should prompt you to save the unsent message as a draft.
1614robertl
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Postby 1614robertl » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:44 pm

That is correct. This is a browser shutdown thing not the app. Users are using Firefox under windows.

I know Zimbra is an AJAX app and as opposed to some php thing like Dotproject it might be harder to make it chime in with a "You have unsaved data on this page..." type of warning.

I was just wondering if it might be a future thing.
Thanks,

Bob
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Postby pshah » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:55 am

This feature was implemented awhile ago. Not sure why you're not seeing this already? For example, everytime I log into my Zimbra account and attempt to navigate to a different website or even try to close the browser window, I get a confirmation dialog (see attached screenshot).
Do you not get this?

confirm_dialog.jpg

poulperouge
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Postby poulperouge » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:45 pm

well on zimbra Open source 5.0.2 i have exactly the same problem.... that kind of alert only appear on the admin console, not on the web client....
no ideas?
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Postby pshah » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:02 pm

We re-did the logic on this due to a lot of complaints about being prompted everytime you want to close the browser.
So you should only get prompted now when editing something (i.e. composing a message, editing a contact, etc).
If doing something that wont cause you to lose any info such as reading your mail or viewing your calendar, and you close your browser, you won't be prompted.
poulperouge
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Postby poulperouge » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:14 pm

well according to me that is a bad thing because people often close the window because they don t take care .... the warning was a good thing fot that....
well....

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