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Cancel / Back Button (Feature #509)

Added by Gilbert Flamino at 2011-07-06 03:38 pm. Updated at 2011-08-18 01:22 pm.

Status:Ready for review Start date:2011-07-06
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Category:User interface
Target version:-
Remote issue URL: Affected version:


It would be nice to have a 'cancel'/'back' button on at minimum the Administration views. The single Save button present on these views tends to leave the user uncertainty in some circumstances.

This snippet on the views does a decent job but is not optimal as the Settings views are rendered.

<%= submit_tag l(:button_cancel), { :name => 'reset', :id => 'reset_button', :type => "reset", :onClick => "javascript:history.back()" } %>

As an example:

cancel.png (36.3 kB) Gilbert Flamino, 2011-07-06 03:38 pm


Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-07-06 10:55 pm

That is a good idea. We should use a hyperlink instead of a button and use the back_url instead of relying on JavaScript.

Thank you for reporting this.

Updated by Gilbert Flamino at 2011-07-06 11:02 pm

I sort of like the button but the hyperlink is straightforward:

<% link_to l(:button_cancel), :back %>

What's nice about the hyperlink is it does differentiate nicely.

Updated by Nick Peelman at 2011-08-08 10:53 pm

I have added these, will submit a pull request shortly...

Updated by Nick Peelman at 2011-08-18 01:22 pm

Pull Request #94.

I also contemplated adding one to the New Issue view, but since its currently:

[Create] [Create and Continue] Preview

making it:

[Create] [Create and Continue] Preview Cancel

doesn't look right. Not sure if the answer is some form of separator, making Preview a button instead of a link, or something else altogether.

  • Status changed from Open to Ready for review

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