I start writing a comment... then I might move to another window to do something... time passes... I do many things in many windows... Then I come back to complete my askubuntu comment... and it has been posted (and I'm not the one who posted it!)

This is becoming a chronic problem... Some of these un-edited comments are definitely not ready for general viewing... and I can't re-edit them because of the comment-edit timeout (which I don't quite know the details of yet)...

Has anyone else experienced this? ...

I've noticed that some general settings interact badly with some aspects of other programs.
eg. When Assistive Technologies "Mouse Locate Pointer by pressing CtrL" is enabled, it prevents me from using Ctrl+C to copy a filename when in "Nautilus filename-Rename (F2)*
... maybe it is something along this line?

  • I have experienced a similar problem. Do you use GNOME Do?
    – ændrük
    Dec 15, 2010 at 5:09

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We can't reproduce this.

However, note that comments will submit if the comment box has focus and enter is pressed.

  • Thanks Jeff... I do make the occasional "Oh-no! where did that go?" mistake, but this one just feels different to me... I disabled the (Windows) Recycle Bin, the day it was invented, so I tend to be pretty careful... I'll just keep an eye on it... If this is not a known issue, it is almost certainly something local.. like me? maybe :( ... By the way, I loved every epoisode of the IT Conversations podcasts with Joel...
    – Peter.O
    Oct 29, 2010 at 7:32

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