I just edited a question and then rejected my edits by clicking "Cancel". Then a pop-up comes up that asks for confirmation of my cancellation.

Is that really needed?

  • Probably a matter of personal preferences, but I don't mind it. Once in a blue moon is keeps me from accidentally jumping to a new question and losing my work. Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 13:53
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    "OMG, I accidentally clicked on the cancel link instead of the button and now all my work is gone. Why on earth don't you guys ask for confirmation first?"
    – Bart
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 13:55
  • @Bart ok i see the point. This is clearly a feature (and not a bug). Maybe i need to adjust my mouse.
    – Jehof
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 14:00
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    I agree with @Bart - when cancel and save are so close, miss-clicks happens. Only if cancel would be far away from any other clickable element confirmation might be vomited, but even then what does it hurt to have it? If you click edit, it means you have some edit in mind and cancel is not really an expected action.
    – Mołot
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 14:07

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Yes the prompt would be needed. It won't allow you to cancel the work immediately if you accidentally clicked on the cancel button.

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