“Mistake”? Or excuse to try the Undo button?

Many of you have probably noticed something new about your editor toolbar. Right there, between the Table icon and the Preview button, we’ve added two new buttons: Undo and Redo.

So mistakes? You don’t have to worry about them anymore. Just click Undo. And click it again. And again. In fact, you can undo everything you’ve done since you started editing. If that’s your thing.

And, for those moments of indecision, you also have the Redo button: Add an image to your page. Not sure you like the way it looks? Undo. Think it may have been better with the picture? Redo. Repeat until you feel secure in your decision, no matter how long that takes.

They’re just little, tiny buttons, but we think you’re going to like having them there.

You can read about the rest of the changes to the editor here.

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  1. Posted August 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Yes thank you very much, that was a helpful addition. My students will appreciate it too. Particularly if I can start them using the preview function.

  2. Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Too right we’re going to love having them there. I won’t have to use the cancel button and start all over again if I muck it up!



  3. sue
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Much, much appreciated!

  4. Máire
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    And then there’s always trusty old Z.

    Just hold down the key and press the “Z” –carefully–as many times as you need to. . . . or until you run out of “Z” space, whichever comes first, depending on what application you are using (usually linked to the number of times the Undo button will work).

    Z seems to work quite well here.


  5. Máire
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink


    The CTRL Z key seems to be working better than transmission of the symbol in my previous comment.

    Wherever you see a lonely “Z”, there should be a CTRL in front of it.

    The accent in my name worked though! Top marks for that.


  6. Posted August 10, 2010 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Could it be that you have disabled the Undo buttons again? I don’t get them in any browser I try.

  7. Holli
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Undoand Redo…two of my favorite buttons!!

  8. Briana
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks its so helpful if you muck up and need to undo something but if you undo it by mistake you can redo it .So no harm done:)

  9. katmarin
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Great! thanks. Am using this with a foreign language class – many typos now easy to fix.

  10. Posted August 12, 2010 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Andreas – undo and redo are definitely live! They do not appear in our text editor at the moment, however. Is it possible you’ve set the option to always use the text editor in “My Account” and “Settings”?

  11. monik bayona
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    no se trata de no utilizar este botón, simplemente que estamos hechos de forma que utilizamos las herramientas que mas conocemos…
    y exacto nos dejamos llevar por el ctrl z y no estamos dándole importancia a lo que en el colegio nos enseñaron..
    igual debe haber otra forma de utilizar deshacer… cual?

  12. Posted September 2, 2010 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Excelente, esto ayudarà a facilitar la interaccion de los educandos.

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