Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Welcome to the Monastery
 
PerlMonks  

How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)?

by u65 (Chaplain)
on Oct 03, 2015 at 15:48 UTC ( #1143716=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Is there a procedure for finding an uncreated preview node?

A couple of times now I've started a post but got interrupted before I pushed "create" and so far have found no reliable way to easily find what I started. If I don't go too far astray, I can keep pushing the back arrow in my browser and find it, but if I log off or otherwise close the page I can't always find it again. I have not been able to find much searching about preview here except the threads on wanting a preview capability for updates.

Note that when working on longer posts I've kept text in an offline file to edit and copy from, but that seems to be a pain for relatively small posts, but I guess I could make that a habit.

Thanks.

  • Comment on How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)?

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)? (Lazarus)
by tye (Sage) on Oct 04, 2015 at 01:38 UTC

    I use a FireFox plug-in called Lazarus. Solves this problem fairly nicely for many sites, since most of them don't squirrel away unfinished form submissions.

    I also tend to edit substantial posts in a real editor. So the browser crashing or even the editor crashing doesn't mean I've lost the composition. I've also heard of a browser plug-in that makes such happen automatically ("vim everywhere"?), but I've never tried it (cut'n'paste isn't terribly hard).

    - tye        

      I use the ViewSourceWith Firefox plugin, whose named purpose is to let you configure an editor for View Source, but also lets you pop up an editor on textareas. So any post much longer than this one I just pop up gvim, and can save it arbitrarily often while writing.

Re: How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 03, 2015 at 17:16 UTC

    I've also "lost" posts at the preview stage in the past.

    These days if I think the post will require a lot of typing or reviewing, I shift-click the comment on button to open it in a separate tab so that I can continue to interact with the site in the original tab whilst I work on the post.

    A few times in the past I've had my browser crash whilst preparing a long post that I've already expended considerable effort on. In those circumstances I've resorted to grepping the browser cache directory for some phrase that I think will be fairly unique and occasionally succeeded in recovering the bulk of the input from there.

    It would be nice if the site remembered the data from your last preview and provided a way to recover it.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
    I'm with torvalds on this Agile (and TDD) debunked I told'em LLVM was the way to go. But did they listen!
      ... I shift-click the comment on button to open it in a separate tab so that I can continue to interact with the site in the original tab whilst I work on the post

      I took to the same approach a while back, with success.
      But then for no apparent reason, instead of the mouse-click opening the tab I was selecting (as I intended), it would randomly close that selected tab.
      I took this to prove that God does, in fact, exist - though, more probably, it proves that I need a new mouse ;-)

      Cheers,
      Rob

        I mostly use Opera -- in which shift-click opens the link in a new tab.

        I also use FF for some sites. I took a quick look for an equivalent mechanism but didn't find one.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      Thanks for the ideas!

Re: How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 07, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
    Select-All ... Copy. Paste.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: monkdiscuss [id://1143716]
Approved by kevbot
Front-paged by tye
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others meditating upon the Monastery: (4)
As of 2020-11-26 18:53 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?