CS6 frustrating revert behavior.

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Often when I open a file and edit it I simply press the close button, and save the changes, but the problem I'm having is that I also like to revert the file to see the changes, but if I make a mistake and press the close button after selecting revert, the file closes and I lose all my work...

For some reason this is happening to me a lot in CS6. I don't remember if older versions had this behavior? Maybe it's me seeing that asterisk (RGB/8*), it's confusing having to compare it with (RGB/8*)*

Since revert is added as a history state, revert stores information. I don't see the why of this behavior.

Maybe there should be an option in preferences (like a checkbox) for a "Yes, No, Cancel" pop up when closing after a revert or simply do it by default.
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I don't believe that behavior has changed. After you revert, the file is not dirty compared to what is on disk, so closing it won't warn you (because you haven't made any changes compared to what is on disk).
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The problem is that PS makes the assumption that I don't want to make any change after a revert, even though I can still do an "Undo Revert". The ideal would be to warn you on Close every time there's information in the History.

Letting software make assumptions for you is proven to be a bad idea.

One example, with MS Word, you make a new document, type the letter "a" and delete the letter "a". Word will ask you if you want to save the changes.

Why? Because Word doesn't make any assumption for you (many other programs work like that also). If there is information in the history, Word WILL ask you to save changes because history data IS important.

Maybe I was wrong when I asked for a "Yes, No, Cancel" pop-up, in that case a warning for deleting history data would be more appropriate.

You don't need to answer this. I know that PS does it by design. I just want to leave it here as a suggestion.