OpenStreetMap

Potlatch 2 - no reminder to save

Posted by geowas on 13 December 2010 in German (Deutsch)

Grrrr...... whywhywhywhy does Potlatch not ask/remind me to save my changes when clicking on [Map]? For a second time I lost a huge stack of changes :(

Comment from evolvedlight on 13 December 2010 at 20:13

Mine does? I click "Edit", click to add a road, then click "View" at the top, and it asks me to confirm. What is this "Map" link, and what browser?

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Comment from geowas on 13 December 2010 at 20:37

[Map] = [View] ;) My German version says [Karte], so I guessed (wrong) it was [Map]...

My browser for that matter is Opera 10.63 on a WinXP machine.

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 13 December 2010 at 20:47

This will only happen once. I have learned to save every five minutes.

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Comment from geowas on 13 December 2010 at 20:48

Twice. But now I have learned, too.

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Comment from Andy Allan on 14 December 2010 at 09:53

It should pop up a javascript alert box - potlatch2 knows when you have stuff to save (it enables the save button) and at the same time tells the html page to alert during the onbeforeunload event.

https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/blob/master/app/views/site/_potlatch2.html.erb#L15

Unfortunately it appears that Opera are alone in not firing the onbeforeunload event. You should contact their support team and ask them to add support.

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Comment from geowas on 14 December 2010 at 10:19

Thanks Andy. Did as recommended.

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