Hi, I was recently working on typing up a Q/A style post for my site. I was putting each Q in bold and the A's in normal, so I was using Ctrl+B quite a bit to switch between them. Unfortunately I managed to not release Ctrl in time and hit Ctrl+Q by accident, closing my browser window. This meant that all my changes were gone.. Would it be possible to add an auto-save feature to Couch so this won't happen again? This would save me a lot of work from having to type them up again.. The only thing I found when I tried to search for this was a post from 2014 saying that you were going to implement some fixes, but that apparently never happened..
I am really sorry to know about that.
One of the changes we made as a result of the thread you mentioned, was displaying an alert box warning of the impending loss of unsaved data in case an attempt is made to close (or navigate away) from a screen containing such data.
One has to explicitly dismiss that alert box before the window can be closed.
While I have no doubts about the superiority of an auto-save system in the background, the alert by itself should have helped in preventing the kind of loss you reported. Wonder why it didn't?