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I just posted a question on meta.

I reformulated the question a couple of times, scrolled through the list of "Similar questions" and switched browsers tabs a lot. I hit "Review your question" and later reformulated my Title again.

When clicking on "Post Your question" a spinning icon appeared on that button and at the same time a browser popup popped up, asking me if I want to discard my changes. When I clicked on 'Cancel" there, meta allowed me to save my question again - which failed because the question already existed ("A question with that title already exists; please be more specific.").

This was confusing and probably should not have happened.

I am using Google Chrome 'Version 89.0.4389.90 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)' under Windows in an enterprise setup (behind a restrictive proxy, etc.).

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    Try to disable all your extensions and userscripts. I've been experiencing the same problem with recent posts, so I decided to test this (10k+ only) in a "clean session" and I did not get the popup. I'm not sure yet which extension/userscript is causing this though.
    – 41686d6564
    Apr 27 at 7:39
  • I have Google Docs Plugins and Selenium IDE installed.
    – slartidan
    Apr 27 at 7:52
  • Any userscripts?
    – 41686d6564
    Apr 27 at 7:55
  • I do not use any userscripts.
    – slartidan
    Apr 28 at 7:04
  • I suspect its a chrome/browser side thing - and dosen't actually affect SE's autosave functionality. The styling is the generic one my browser (vivaldi) uses rather than the usual SE design language
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 30 at 8:06

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