saving changes when closing a tab

When I make some changes to a file in the editor and than close the tab - the changes are saved to the file without prompting whether to save the changes or not.
Is it possible to ask for a prompt whether to save the file or disregard the changes?

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Hi there,

No.

http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEABKL-6460



P.S.
If you use this IDE for a while, you will get used to this (which means you may change some of your habits a bit) .. and quite likely will be happy to have such feature in long run.

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Thanks for your fast reply.
I think it is an important feature, because sometime you might  "accidently" make some changes to a file and it is auto-saved...

Beautiful IDE by the way...

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Well .. you can always revert it back in such cases (unless it completely crashed or wiped): right click on file | Local History

BTW -- you can enable "Settings | Editor | Editor Tabs | Show modified tabs with asterisk" option to have better feedback on file save status (if file is actually modified).

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This is one of my favorite features over other IDEs to have my files autosaved whenever I switch to the browser   Disabling it for the cases when you sometimes enter something accidentaly would be overkill for me. But the first thing I do after installing PhpStorm is setting it to show asterisk (*) on changed tabs before it is saved. Thanks to that I can always see if file is already saved (e.g. when switching to command line with ctrl+shift+x where files are not autosaved) or I entered something I didn't want. Hope that helps.

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If many people are asking for it (and they are). You should let people decide if they want this or not. At least make it an option that users can toggle..

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