[Migrated] On exit, check for changes to settings and query whether user wants to save the changes
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On exit, check for changes to settings and query whether user wants to save the changes. When I exit most applications, they check if changes have been made. If no changes have been made, they exit immediately. If changes have been made, they ask if I want to save the changes. Look at how MS Word behaves. AWB does not do this. I know that AWB cannot test for everything but I would like it to be able to save my javascript changes as a first priority and my skip options etc as a second priority. @Lightmouse 22:05, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

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@MaxSem 08:23, 16 September 2008 (UTC) wrote:

This is a very useful proposal, however checking for changes the right way (e.g. by serialising settings and comparing against saved ones) is a heavy operation. Needs more thinking.

@Lightmouse 08:39, 16 September 2008 (UTC) wrote:

Thanks. Perhaps we could divide the request into several pieces. For example, changes to the 'Make module' could be one problem piece to solve and changes to checkbox options in the tabs could be another problem piece. I would regard it as a useful advance if you could solve either of those problem pieces.

@Lightmouse 11:31, 25 June 2011 (UTC) wrote:

Please delete this request. It's resolved by the 'auto-save' feature.

@Chris_the_speller 14:53, 25 June 2011 (UTC) wrote:

Hold on. I often make incremental adjustments to "Find & Replace" while processing a list of articles, and don't want to save new settings until they are tested on a few articles, so I would not have 'auto-save' turned on in that situation. Before exiting AWB or before loading a new settings file, I would like to be reminded that I have unsaved "Find & Replace" changes to the current settings file. This part should not be difficult to implement, especially if the request for "Unwanted saving of Find & Replace changes" is taken care of by dropping the "Done" button and adding "Apply" and "Cancel" buttons. If the "Apply" button is pressed, just make a note that the settings file has changed and may need to be saved on exit; the heavy operation of comparing settings against saved ones would not be necessary. A similar technique could be used to mark changes to skip options, etc., and all the checks would not have to be added at once.

Josve05a moved this task from Backlog to Interface on the AutoWikiBrowser board.Aug 22 2015, 10:10 PM