> "To be honest, this combined with Ingo's gripes about load time makes me wonder if we shouldn't just to it the same way as Google Docs - an ok/cancel box that says "do you really want to leave without saving your changes?" and if they don't, forces people to press cancel and then save manually. "
I think this is a really good idea. I plan on emailing Sean and asking him about changing the save reminder dialog to be very similar to the Google Docs one.
>I agree with Ingo that opt-out is the only acceptable solution here
I won't plan on changing the current method of "registering" fields for auto-save detection. I'll just work on improving the usability of the save reminder dialog by making it appear in all the places is should and making it faster (if Sean gives the go ahead).