How about a floating SAVE CHANGES button?

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Some profiles are blessed with an abundance of sources... and thus a text-box that is loooooong.  Having to scrolllllllllll to reach a SAVE CHANGES button means that i don't SAVE as often as I should -- "out of sight, out of mind".  (Yesterday I lost several hours of work when my system crashed, but I had neglected to SAVE.  Argh!)

Can we have a floating SAVE-button?

BTW, a nice side-effect: removal of the current SAVE CHANGES buttons will slightly reduce the overall vertical space of profiles -- thus requiring slightly less scrolling to reach top or bottom.  Seems minor, but it's not (says my aching wrist/shoulder).
in WikiTree Tech by Living Straehle G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)
Wow, yes that would be a lovely nifty little helpful button :)
I would like to endorse this request. Not for failure to save reasons but just for the sheer convenience of not having to page down.

1 Answer

–1 vote
Have you tried using a simple text editor instead of what is offered by WikiTree? Once the edits are complete using your text editor, it is very simple to cut-and-paste the complete profile into WikiTree. I also cut-and-paste to use the WikiTree Preview. This helps to find errors. I then fix the errors in my text editor before saving to WikiTree.

Text editors solve the problem you mention. They also have spell check, search and replace, macros, etc., which are not offered by WikiTree.

Saving the file to your local computer also assures that you never lose your edits. Since you are only saving to WikiTree at the end of your edits, there are fewer changes shown in the Changes Tab, making it easier for others to follow your edits. (Some people using the WikiTree editor will save the profile several times while editing, just so they won't lose anything. This makes it difficult for others to follow along with the edits in the Changes Tab.)
by Rick Pierpont G2G6 Pilot (120k points)

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