Move the Save Button Away From The "X" That Closes a Text Capsule

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    I just deleted an hours work, I think by pressing "X" instead of "Save" on a text capsule by mistake. It's easy to do this if you aren't concentrating. There isn't a confirmation either, although there is if the delete icon is clicked on a saved module outside of the text module editor.

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 2 months ago

    Oops. I didn't ever think of this. I assumed that it would have asked you if you were sure to close without changes or something.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I can't be sure, but try it and see. Maybe I turned off further notifications or something. I really should write text in an editor such as Wordpad. The other thing is the autosave could save a cockup, preventing a return to a position before it.

      P.S. Those of us who remember the days of MSDOS will know how important it was to regularly save work in case of a power failure or whatever.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    The edit mode automatically saves drafts. Your work might still be there.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I managed to regurgitate what I had written. I'm not sure where autosaves go, but the problem is that if you delete a module by mistake and then an autosave occurs, the deleted module is left out.
      Are there two versions, the last manual saved version and an autosaved one?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        It's been a long time. Let me try to check things out without my triggering an editor audit. For all I know, HP may even have dropped the feature. Give me around 15 minutes while I experiment.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Update.

          Yep, still there. Next time this happens, go back into edit mode for that capsule. Lower, left corner, next to green dot, it says "recover draft". Click the critter. big_smile

          Side note, "X" doesn't delete capsule.

          1. eugbug profile image97
            eugbugposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Good! Thanks, I'll try that.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              I hope it's still saved. It only saves for a limited time I believe.

  4. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 2 months ago

    And I'm sure it goes without saying, writers really need to write their first drafts offline for this very reason smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I also put backups in the cloud. Malware trashed my computer once before and I'm sure it will happen somewhere down the line again. Tough town, the internet.

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Me too. Dropbox is my favourite but my kids are happy with Google Drive. My stuff is automatically backed up onto a separate ID/Log in on my daughter's laptop too. Can't be too careful. One of my dogs tipped a glass of water over my laptop a couple of years ago and I was so grateful that I could access everything from an ancient machine while mine was fixed.

        1. eugbug profile image97
          eugbugposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          The same happened to me with a cup of coffee and it was the inspiration for a keyboard cleaning hub. My machine is ancient, though adequately fast but support for Dropbox was dropped by Vista or maybe vice versa. I think the same is the case for Google Drive. Every so often I do a manual backup to an external hard drive and to the Cloud. In the meantime I trust the HubPages IT Gods to watch over me and keep my work safe!

    2. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Agreed!  I write all of my hubs in a Word document and then copy and paste into the HP editor.  My Word docs are all saved in my cloud account in case my laptop crashes.

  5. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 2 months ago

    Yep, I use Google Docs.  That way it's always saved to the cloud unless for some reason I'm off line.

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 2 months ago

    Google Docs is awesome!

 
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