When I am working on a .blend file, but didn't press file -> save or file -> save as, then when I want to close Blender, Blender will ask whether I am sure to quit: enter image description here

However, unlike for example microsoft paint, it doesn't ask this question if I press file -> new or file -> open (thanks to Jan Kaderabek :) ): enter image description here

It explicitly says "Open the default file (doesn't save the current file)" when I point my mouse on it, but some new users may not know this and open a new file without saving their previous file.

My question: how can I make Blender ask this too when I want to open a new file?

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    $\begingroup$ Is this a feature request or a question? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, edited my question :) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 17:25
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    $\begingroup$ For me it shows a standard pop-up "Reload Start-Up file?" which you should click to confirm. The session won't be saved of course if previous file was closed by creating new one, but the confirmation should be there. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 18:09
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    $\begingroup$ But there is no confirmation if you open another file via Shift-O... I think a user should be notified that he has changed the current file and prompted to save it before loading another one. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 21:39

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Unfortunately, you can't do this. Notice that Blender uses an operating system specific dialogue box instead of the normal Blender UI. This appears to be more of an operating system thing than a Blender, but it obviously doesn't work with the Blender controls.

You can see that if you do File > Quit, Blender will open a dialogue box that asks if you want to quit (it is the same whether the file is saved or not).

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This is not a "smart" dialogue. The same applies to the "new file" button. Blender opens a dialogue box, but it is not an OS level "smart" dialogue box.


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