So I’ve done this enough times for it to be annoying:
I have a few SketchUp files open and I want to close one of them. I click on the close window button, up pops the ‘do you want to close the file without saving’ alert, and like 99% of people, I just click OK without reading.
Except, oops, it wasn’t the window I was expecting to close … disaster!
- Bring the window about to be closed to the front, so the user has a visual cue that he’s clicked on the wrong close window button.
- Even if the user says not to save the changes, SAVE IT ANYWAY with a special filename. Just in case, you never know.
- Or, don’t erase the autosave file YET. Wait until the user opens the file next time.