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I was writing a SO tag wiki for [jdbc] today, with some pauses now and then. Right when I was almost finished, I accidently closed the browser tab. After a minute of astonishment and complete silence I realized that I did something really dumb and I also realized that SO didn't display an onbeforeunload warning message like you would retrieve when closing a window with unsubmitted question or answer.

Can you please, please, add this to the tag wiki edit page as well?

I am now going to search and gather some motivation to write the JDBC tag wiki in notepad once again :(

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I used Firefox. – BalusC Sep 2 '10 at 18:58
I'd start hitting ctr + shift + t if I were you! It works in FF too! (If you haven't completely closed the broswer....) – Peter Ajtai Sep 2 '10 at 19:04
Unfortunately, it has some history limit of 10 tabs... Good tip though! I'll keep this in mind. – BalusC Sep 2 '10 at 19:07
Sorry @BalusC I'll sort this out today – waffles Sep 2 '10 at 20:34
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I just fixed this in dev, it will be deployed later today. It covers both the excerpt and body.

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This is a neat trick if you're using Chrome or Firefox (but not IE (info is not retained in IE))!

Hit Ctr + Shift + t. This will reopen your previously closed tab(s), and your newly entered content will still be in the edit window!

You can even use this after completely closing the Chrome browser. In FF it looks like if you completely close the browser, it won't work.

I'll try it right now... Hitting Alt-F4 without submitting (also tried it on a FAQ page)....

... phew ... it works!

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