Pressing R to Restart puzzle (with confirmation box)

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Make the "R" button be a restart puzzle button.
Possibly add a confirmation box. But make the confirm button be either clickable or activated by pressing a button on the keyboard. Pressing the letter "R" again or pressing space are both good ideas
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Posted 9 years ago

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That's a great idea! It's been assigned to be upcoming feature #102 in the bug tracker. Please give us a week to do this, but we should get it done faster. (And we'll let you know when it's done!)
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The feature that you suggested is implemented. Check them out now!
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The key short cut is good, but I would also like to be able to press yes using the keyboard. Like by pressing Y or N.
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Matt: Yes. That's a good point.

Minjae: I opened this bug up again. When the dialog pops up, enter should mean "yes" and esc should mean "no". (Or "y" and "n"... or both.)
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The feature that you suggested is implemented. Check them out now!
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RESET has gone too far - Please Help us with Safer reset

Please change or eliminate the current hot key response (accepting the letters Y or N) to the “Are you sure?” yes/no dialog box that appears when you inadvertently activate the reset capability. (The idea of accepting Y or N came from Matt B's idea 3 years ago on this thread).

I have lost many a puzzle to the current behavior which too easily permits accidentally resetting. Situation: I think I am on chat, and typing a word like “jury”, that contains a ry sequence in it. The reset activates and the Are You Sure? dialog is instantly satisfied and (to my dismay) the puzzle gets reset before I can stop it. The desired behavior would be the “Are you sure?” dialog would NOT respond to text Y or N but would require an actual click on the Yes button to reset your puzzle.

Alterntive: And If we feel you must retain a keyboard choice for those unable to use a mouse/pointing device, an acceptable alternative would be to flash the dialog box and then clear the incoming keyboard buffer before we accept a new and hopefully deliberate Y or N.

Thanks.
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Getting rid of the Y or N hotkey would eliminate the usefulness of a reset hotkey in the first place. The reset is nice to have, but the downside of losing a puzzle sequence accidentally outweighs the benefits, imho (in my hoglahoo opinion)

No more reset hotkey!
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How about only small 'r' and capital 'Y'? That's an unlikely accidental combination.
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lol, stumbled across this post, some guy's helpful suggestion 3 years ago costing us puzzles today... 20/20 hindsight is awesome:D
JUST SAY N!!! for the campaign against the reset button