This is an update of a browser extension I last wrote about a couple years back. It’s too good not to revisit every so often.
Just the other day, this happened: After writing a fairly lengthy post in a browser-based blog tool, I hit the Backspace key to delete something–but because my cursor wasn’t inside the text field at the time, Chrome interpreted that as the keyboard shortcut for “back.” In other words, back to the previous page. A big chunk of my unsaved work: gone.
This kind of thing can happen in all kinds of circumstances. Maybe you click Next or Save after completing a Web form, and your browser crashes, or the server times out, or your Internet connection croaks. Whatever the case, it means you just wasted a bunch of time and lost a bunch of work.
For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.
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