Don't destroy unsaved data when escape key is hit
When I am editing a task or a note and hit escape, the dialog disappears without prompting me, losing whatever data has been entered in it. This is bad form, as you can lose a lot of info if you hit that key accidentally. It should ask for a confirmation or save before exiting. Also, an "apply" button to save without closing might be good.
Release 1.3.0 makes all changes effective immediately so hitting escape cannot cause loss of information.
I work with TC all the day, and big changes are getting very slow by this feature now. Is there an option to turn it off? At least for mass changes...
AdminFrank Niessink (Admin, Task Coach) commented
@Peter: that's why Task Coach has unlimited undo...
Peter Fibæk commented
That is nice, BUT what if you did not want the original information changed, but pressed escape by accident. Then you would have changed the information by mistake and it got saved, as changes are "effective immediately". Having a dialogue pop up to save would be better, OR it should enter the information into a temporary memory space, where the entered data is stored, UNTILL you either press CANCEL (delete information from temporary memory) or APPLY/OK (moves information from temporary memory to data location).
If you just press escape, the window should just close (or ask to save, if user defines this in settings), but the temporary memory space will still remember the data if you reopen the window. The original data will not be changed.
Justin Yeh commented
More than just a confirmation, I think there need to be an option to disable the close-when-escape-is-pressed feature. The feature is very problematic for many Chinese users like myself because the escape key is actually used by my input methods in place of the backspace key. That means whenever I make a typing mistake, I'll have to retype the whole thing. Nobody can use a software like this!