I was editing a question and started from the title. Then when editing question body I accidentally pressed "Esc" instead of "`" for code formatting (body wasn't edited yet). The edit was closed without any prompt to cancel and I lost the edits in the title.

I was on Chrome version 33.0.1750.146.

I suppose this is a bug and there should have been a prompt asking if I want to abandon the edit.

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    Cannot reproduce on Firefox.
    – devnull
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:45
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    From playing about with this (admittedly on mobile in desktop mode) it seems that both clicking esc and clicking "Cancel" both insta-cancel when only the title is edited. On the other hand if the body is edited then a confirmation box is shown when clicking cancel Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 12:47
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    Cannot repro on Chrome
    – qwertynl
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:16
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    @qwertynl, I've encountered the bug on Chrome version 33.0.1750.146.
    – superM
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 13:57
  • I couldn't reproduce this on Chrome 33, Windows 7 either. When I'm on edit page, pressing "Esc" button didn't do anything at all. I wonder if there's something else causing this... Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 14:38
  • @superM did you change the body as well? Looks like the warning is displayed only if you changed something in the post body. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 15:38
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    @Shadow Wizard, I changed only the title. That's the issue that nothing was prompted when I tried to closed the edit.
    – superM
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 16:55
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    I see, so the "when editing question body" part is misleading. So to reproduce one has to only change the title then press ESC, to see the title edit vaporized into thin air. Can you edit the question to make it clearer? Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 18:42
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    reproduced, fix incoming...
    – m0sa
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:58

1 Answer 1


Fixed in build rev 2014.3.11.2031 on meta and 2014.3.11.1435 on sites.

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    What about tags? When editing a question and changing tags only, ESC will silently cancel the edit too without any warning. In my opinion tags are as important as title, so... :) Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 14:50
  • @ShadowWizard of course that was also taken care of too, but this should be fairly rare, since the ESC button doesn't trigger edit cancellation when the tag editor is focused.
    – m0sa
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 15:07
  • Awesome! Same build, or will it wait for 2014.3.11.2032 and 2014.3.11.1436? Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 15:08
  • same change-set even
    – m0sa
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 15:42
  • Cool, hope this isn't the change causing the readonly mode! ;) Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 15:45

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