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The better option in my opinion is to have both Save and Discard buttons. If user clicks save, the popup should close and an info message saying 'Your changes have been saved' should be displayed that will fade out in 3 seconds. If user clicks Discard, show a confirmation message saying 'All changes you have made will be discarded, are you sure"? and buttons ...


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I would go with a combo of Dipak and Toni's answers. I think the happy medium lies between. What should happen here is wholly dependent on what your users would expect to happen. This is where user testing comes in. There is really no substitute for knowing who your users are: what they think, how they feel, how they work, etc. That said, there's still ...


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Maybe you should autosave drafts? This way the user is caught from anything that might disrupt their work, whether it's a mis-click or a power failure. As you state it's "definitely more than a couple of fields" (OP comment) you should really consider this as an option. Stack Exchange do this well, there's no cancel, just a post and if I leave and come ...


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Although users don't like to admit it, they will make mistakes. Ranging from having the wrong mental model of what a button will do to a simple misclick. It is therefor important designers take these possible mistakes into account when designing software. Two good rules of thumb are 'always ask for confirmation when a users action is irreversible' and 'try ...


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User clicks on Save and system closes the popup? Yes. Show a feedback message on the screen behind as: Your changes are saved successfully! What if user accidentally clicks on Cancel button? Close the popup, but the feedback message on screen behind should say: Your changes are discarded. Undo The feedback messages / notification play a ...



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