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Possible Usability Weakness: Easy to lose an entry

When filling out a New Case form, if I am already on the next case mentally and hit New Case instead of OK, I lose the case I was working on.  Hitting the Back Button does not recover it.  It would seem that all buttons except OK cause the equivalent of a CANCEL. 

I would suggest the following: if text has been entered into the Large Edit Box, all buttons except CANCEL would be equivalent to OK -- let the user DELETE the case if he had intended to CANCEL but mistakenly hit something else. 

I think Cancel is the more "conscious" choice so this arrangement would be more appealing.

Assad E.K. Ebrahim
Tuesday, November 19, 2002

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