I frequently start a question or answer, but get interrupted by other things.

Does anyone know if there is a way to save a post as a draft (obviously, other than to start writing it somewhere else and save it there)?

If not, is that a feature that SE could enable, or we could request to be put in to some future build?

  • $\begingroup$ Chrome/Firefox/Safari have a neat extension called "Lazarus" that will save a draft for any web form. getlazarus.com/download $\endgroup$
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 8:17

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Typically as you type content for a question or an answer, it will auto-save a draft periodically.

You may need to wait up 45 seconds if you want to capture everything you've typed since the last auto-save.

  • $\begingroup$ Apparently you can use Ctrl+S in Firefox to manually save your draft as well. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 6:43

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