Highlighting fields with unsaved changes
JonahP1621 last edited by
Sometimes I enter a value in a field for a matter, contact, task, etc., and I forget that I made a change or which filed(s) I changed. If I attempt to close the browser tab, I get a warning that there are unsaved changes. I am not quite sure which field(s) changed and whether the change was intentional or an error. Whenever that warning comes up, I am nervous about whether I should have saved my changes or not.
I would not have that problem if, whenever I change the value of a field in my browser, there was an indication that the field was changed. This could be indicated, for example, by the background color of the field changing from white to a slight yellow. Whenever the values are written to the cloud database, such as by clicking Apply, the field would return to being all white.
For views with multiple tabs such as the Matter view having Bibliography, Applicant, Abstract, and Conversations, it would be ideal if the tab included an indication of whether any field within the tab has an unsaved change.
It might be ideal if, whenever there was any unsaved change, an indications such as a '*' character was prepended to the name of the browser tab, and the * character was cleared whenever the user clicks Apply.
gregg_appcoll last edited by
Hi Jonah. Thank you for the suggestion. This is a good one.
The speed with which we implement new features depends on several factors:
- The number of customers requesting the feature. Obviously more requests elevates the priority.
- The complexity of the feature, particularly if it requires a user interface change. We strive to keep AppColl easy-to-use - keeping the UI simple and uncluttered is a big part of that.
- The generality of the request. Is this something all AppColl users would find useful or just a few?
We've recorded your suggestion and we will let you know if and when we have a schedule for implementation.
We very much appreciate you taking the time to send us thoughts about how to improve AppColl. Keep the ideas coming!