An undo and redo button to return mistakenly deleted work or fix accidents
Yes.. Please. :)
Sometimes I move something somewhere and it gets instantly lost and I can't find it - sometimes it ends up disappearing altogether, sometimes it ends up somewhere unexpected. Undo/redo would be really helpful!
When I click "undo" it doesn't undo like it does in Scriv. I think this feature is critical.
Dabble's Undo actually works quite well.The problem is the browser's context menu. If you right-click, you get the built-in browser undo which isn't the same as Dabble's undo and it doesn't work like it should. If you press Ctrl+Z (or Cmd+Z on Mac) then it will use Dabble's undo and work well. Ctrl+Y (or Cmd+Shift+Z on Mac) will redo. Use the keyboard shortcuts and things will work out much better.
I will keep this feature request open until we add custom Dabble right-click/context menus that use Dabble's undo feature so you don't get messed up with the browser's feature.
I need this so badly. when I type sometimes it gets highlighted then I keep typing before I can react and its all gone
I will leave this for a request for a button, but Dabble DOES support undo and redo. It relies on the keyboard shortcuts. On Mac, use Cmd+Z and Cmd+Shift+Z to undo and redo. On Windows, the shortcut is Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y. These are the native shortcuts that those operating systems use and Dabble uses them too.If you try to use the browser's right-click menu or application menu (Edit -> Undo) it will not work. This is because the browser has a different idea of what undo/redo should do.
I'm not used to using the keyboard to undo-redo, and this was almost a deal-breaker for me until I found your message above. Even so, it's going to be slow going for me to remember those keys. I may have to put a sticker on them or something. An undo/redo button on the screen would be extremely helpful. Maybe you could add one small dropdown on the screen for text editing, include the undo/redo, and whatever else (italicize, etc) - that way you're not using up too much on-screen real-estate.
This needs to be a planned status. Most programs have an undo/redo button. Yes the keyboard shortcuts are a thing, but unless you're someone who prefers them, most people don't know them. There must be an undo/redo button.
The right click undo feature doesn't work for everything and I haven't found an undo for deletions yet. I also can't italicize certain words. Would like these basic features. But maybe I'm missing it...?
You can undo using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Z on Windows or Cmd+Z on Mac. I will consider adding a custom right-click menu as well. The italicizing issue was a temporary bug that has been fixed.
Dabble supports the native keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Z (or Cmd+Z on Mac). We opted to keep the interface simpler by not having any text-editing buttons always visible, but enough people don't know how to use shortcuts that we may add an undo button. We can also override the browser context menu with our own to use Dabble's undo. Unfortunately, we can't tap into the browser's application menu at the top to handle undo when it is selected there from the edit menu. Limitations with browser-based apps
Do you have a feature to undo a deletion. I accidentally deleted a whole chapter by highlighting and deleting. Can I get it back?
"undo a deletion" (suggested by Amanda Kilroy on 2019-12-30), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"An undo button" (suggested by Jordan Miller on 2019-07-04), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
A button to undo the last action. I've been using the mobile app, which is nice but it keeps deleting things by the paragraph. An undo button would be useful in that situation.
"An Undo button" (suggested by Ashly Phillips on 2020-04-24), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I came here to suggest this!
Definitely NEEDED! Like others, I type too fast before I realize, YIKES, I've done something dumb! The keyboard shortcuts can be difficult to work on some machines, especially if you have a touch screen only. Buttons are easy to see, touch, they are like best friends (always there for you) :)
Please this one holy crap I keep messing up and cant undo everythingggg
A definite must. While I use the quick keys always, there also needs to be an icon redo. I just lost a part inside a section. I cut it to past into another scene but accidentally did another copy enroute. My moving scene was lost.
Please try and make an undo button. I lost an entire chapter because of a simple copy and paste mistake and now I can't get it back--even with the keyboard commands because they don't work for me.
SELECTED AND ACCIDENTALLY REPLACED TEXT AND HAD NO WAY TO UNDO
undo button, pretty standard
"Need an undo button" (suggested by Melinda on 2021-06-07), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"UNDO ON MOBILE" (suggested by Preludeinz on 2021-06-05), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Seriously, where's that undo redo button? Whatever happened to that idea? At some point almost an entire chapter was deleted and is just gone now
Why doesn't this button exist yet, two years later???? I was simply backspacing, and suddenly a whole paragraph is lost! Would love that undo redo button. I need to restore something. Now my whole writing day is destroyed as I wait the three hours to get some help just for a critically important paragraph, a paragraph I spent a bunch of days on! This isn't the first time this has happened today. The first time when I was unable to recover what I mistakenly deleted I was somehow able to recover and move over that space. This time it's to no avail.
Problem fixed. Used the Ctrl+Z. Still a redo and undo button would be great.
Undo/Redo on mobile!Only tablet/phone keyboard where I oopsie and a lot is gone!
How is it even possible that you don't have undo/redo button? I was so excited that I've found your software and was seriously thinking about purchasing it, but it's kind of a deal-breaker, to be honest...We are writers, our process is creative and chaotic! Undo/redo is a must1. Almost all of your serious competitors have it2. Dabble is not the cheapest software for sure, so you need to really stand out in a positive way, not a negative one3. Other than that, your software is a really good tool and this thing is really easy to fix, it's not like rewriting all your programming from scratch if Ctrl+Z isn't working...4. People are asking for it for two years! If you won't listen to your consumers, it shows they don't matter and it's hurtful to them5. New consumers would be encouraged to look for other options...6. Don't you want to have the best product?That's all. Hope you will take it into consideration
When you erase a sentence or an entire paragraph, you can go back to it.
"return to the sentence/paragraph you erased" (suggested by Rosa Rodriguez on 2021-08-16), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Add an undo button
"Add an undo button" (suggested by Talia Fraser on 2021-09-25), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Undo and italics" (suggested by Joanna VanDeWater on 2019-04-20), including upvotes (4) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
"Undo" (suggested by Stephanie on 2019-11-21), including upvotes (9) and comments (5), was merged into this suggestion.
"Better undo feature" (suggested by Amber Perry on 2018-06-30), including upvotes (3) and comments (2), was merged into this suggestion.
i keep losing writing by this blue eraser that I dont need or want
Undo buttons are available on mobile now when editing.
i keep going back
"am tired of rewriting, need the undo redo feature" (suggested by Edward Prout on 2021-10-17), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"am tired of rewriting, need the undo redo feature" (suggested by Edward Prout on 2021-10-22), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
You need to make this Priority Number 1. Before anything else. The worst thing for a writer is to spend an hour writing a great page and then suddenly its gone. Please get this an UNDO button asap!
"UNDO Button" (suggested by s on 2022-01-02), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I just lost 10,000 words. CNTRL-Z isn't cutting it.
@Eric Marley - Please reach out to the "help desk" as Jacob can usually restore missing words. firstname.lastname@example.org
A redo and undo feature also seems extremely crucial for a feature. Many of us writers are clumsy or even forget the wording we JUST used. I for one would lose my mind if I couldn't redo in case I ended up hating the new wording I used to replace the previous sentence or couple of words. Sometimes we overthink our current selves only until we realized it was perfect just the way it was. Without the redo button, I feel like a lot of meltdowns could happen.
I can't find the undo or redo button anywhere on the mobile app.
I’ve just somehow deleted my with chapters 2,3,4,6,7, I want them back please else there is no point in continuing.
I accidentally "split" a chapter and the second half disappeared completely. An undo button is a basic feature. Deleting.
yes please, I deleted 2 chapters by accident and have no clue how to get them back.
Would like to add the undo button needs to also be action-related not just in the editing pane; you can undo text-based things by using Ctrl+Z (or equivalent on Mac) but outside of the writing/editing pane you can't. I understand deleting scenes, notes etc. can be recovered from Trash but this evening due to a bug (have reported, still awaiting response from technical support), my entire manuscript and all notes, plotlines, etc. were completely wiped blank, not restorable from the trash. It seemed to happen after I attempted to add a scene to the plot grid at the very beginning (before the very first scene), so obviously it didn't like that and glitched out or something but should've been an easy thing to just undo and restore it rather than having to wait hours for technical support to help recover. If no chance to undo, we should at least have access to some kind of version history, to take it back a few syncs.
I’ve lost my confidence in Dabble now as I just accidentally lost a whole pfe and ctrl z or the right-clock didn't work. Can we please have an undo button as its a deal breaker for me?
Jenny,If you have lost content in your manuscript and need it back, please contact support at https://www.dabblewriter.com/support for help.
Yes, please. I've accidentally deleted things and can't believe there isn't an "undo" button or "redo" button.
My God I had no idea how much I missed CTRL + Z / CTRL + Y to undo/redo something until I started using Dabble and it wasn't there. If I navigate away from a scene to somewhere else for a quick reference and I come back, good luck! Hope I remembered what I wanted to undo because it's just gone now. There's no option to undo.
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