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Undo isn't very helpful

I’m having trouble understanding how undo is supposed to work.

What I’d expect based on other tools:

Webflow would keep track of my X most recent changes, and would allow me to undo and/or redo through them.

What actually happens:

I can sometimes undo… a few steps. Not many. But then I get the message ‘nothing to undo’, when in fact I’ve been working on the site for the past few hours, in the same browser, not switched or logged out. There most definitely is more to undo!

Also, it seems that if I come back to a project after a while, the available undo steps disappear.

And if I reload the page, I often lose most or all of them as well.

This is a bit of a pain.

Does anyone else have this problem with undo? How is the undo feature supposed to work?

Currently, the undo feature doesn’t seem fit for purpose.

Thanks for your replies.

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Hi Dave,

I’ve never had any problems using undo no matter how much I’ve changed. At least when I was editing on one page only.

As soon as I change pages, it seems there is a reset of the undo option. Maybe that’s what your experiencing?

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That may be it actually Chris, yes.

It’s not great to have all your undo steps wiped if you just quickly switch pages for a second. :grimacing: I’d hoped the steps would be saved, even across different sessions.

At least it’s not an issue only I’m experiencing.

Thanks for your reply!

I agree with all of this. It’s incredibly frustrating, because I frequently switch between pages. Undo should be across project.

I’ve taken to having a read-only version of the site open on the other screen to check things on other pages to avoid this problem as much as possible. Sometimes this leads to me using the wrong page and updating my read-only site and lose everything. :man_facepalming:

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I feel like this hasn’t always been the case, but when you think about the UX of undoing something you can’t see, I think it makes a lot of sense. It would be great if each page had it’s own save state, however given most changes to classes could potentially affect multiple elements across your entire project, this doesn’t really work too well.

If you’re planning on working on a feature that you may want to undo—especially something that spans across multiple pages—consider using backups instead:

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Good point. I hadn’t thought of that. I’m coming from tools where global classes didn’t matter.

In that case, the temporary undo state makes perfect sense. :slight_smile:

Thanks!

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I’m used to the way the undo feature work in the Designer. Not too bad living with this.

BUT – my big gripe is that there is no undo function in the Editor, even if you stay on the same page! As soon as you click out of a text box, the content gets saved, but you can’t undo. My clients are used to Undo being an integral part of editing applications, but each new client I have to point out that this is one of the (several) limitations with the Editor.

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