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    robertl is offline Intermediate Member
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    Default Warn before close

    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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    dkarp is offline Zimbra Employee
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    Default Just to make sure...

    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.
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    robertl is offline Intermediate Member
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    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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    pshah is offline Zimbra Employee
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    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?
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    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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    pshah is offline Zimbra Employee
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    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.
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    poulperouge is offline Intermediate Member
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    Default bad idea

    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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