Why would the "Do you want to leave this page" dialog box pop up when no longer on WikiTree?

+6 votes
asked in WikiTree Tech by Honi Kleine G2G6 (6.2k points)
Hi Honi,

I know it pops up when you leave a profile before you save your changes, but I'm not sure why it would pop up if one's no longer on wikitree.
Yes, it is quite odd. If anything, I probably "save changes" too frequently on Wiki's. But this has happened to me numerous times recently that the dialog box pops up when I am on other sites...Facebook twice today. And I'm sure they could care less if I'm finished with my sarcastic comments ;)

2 Answers

+3 votes
I think it's a browser thing that happens when you press a shortcut on your keyboard which would take you back to the previous page, and it is just seeking confirmation that you actually want to leave the page. Usually happens to me when typing too fast.
answered by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (167k points)
edited by Gillian Causier
Yes, this is a message from the browser, not a message from WikiTree.
It happens to me quite often on FaceBook, because I often change my mind about posting things that I have started to write.

As far as I remember, the browser doesn't react when you leave the page by closing the tab, but if you try to leave the page by bringing a new page up within the same tab with something written in a field but not posted to the server you get the "do you want to" message.
+3 votes
I guess you are closing the browser and in one of the background tabs you have unsaved changes for wikitree.
answered by AleŇ° Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (357k points)

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