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Lack of Interest Cancel-button missing when editing a post

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    when using the "inline editor", there is a "Cancel-button" for if you decide you actually do not want to edit your post and then you just click onto "Cancel".
    This is fine as is.

    inline_editor_cancel_button.gif


    However, when clicking onto "More Options", then the Editor does not show the "Cancel-button" anymore. I strongly believe the button is missing there !
    Especially if you use the option of not using the "inline editor" at all (de-activated inline-editor in ACP).


    more_options_cancel_button_missing.gif


    Could you please add the "Cancel-button" ?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The back-button is the cancel button.
     
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not a bug. More a suggestion.

    I personally think it's fine how it is. The cancel button is appropriate for the overlay because it's an extension of the current page and you need a way to get back to the current page. But for the full reply form I think it's commonly understood that to cancel you just don't submit the form, or leave the page. There is nothing to "cancel" back to.

    Moving to suggestions.
     
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  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    would a "Cancel Button" be helpful considering when using a mobile-phone ?
    So you do not need to click the "Back"-button, but you click onto a "Cancel"-button ?

    :coffee:
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I personally think hitting back is fine. It's two clicks away for iPhones, sometimes one

    I develop mobile checkouts for a living and have yet to put a "cancel" button or anything but continue, it's just common practice to know to click back or a logo.
     
  6. TsuChi

    TsuChi Member

    for me as a user the lack of cancel button is inconsistant

    I cought myself several times that I was looking for cancel button and then realized I have to click back button in the browser.
     
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  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    @Chris Deeming, not when you click "More Options" or have to go to the full page.

    Edit: Appears post was deleted...
     
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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Awkward. I realised that then deleted my post :D
     
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  9. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    That is a good point. I know enough, out of habit, to hit the back button in XF, but from a usability standpoint it might make sense to add a Cancel button, even if it were tied to a mere "javascript:history.back()" action. In fact, that would be a dead simple template edit.
     
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