Why does MS Access not ask to save and automatically save on close

I use MS Access 2010.
In the last week I experience a problem that when I open a form or a query and change something just to try it out, Access saves the changes on close without warning.
Also if I create a form or a query and want to abandon, I cannot close and move away. The only option is to save with some name which I can delete subsequently.
I have right now closed Access and reopened and it works properly again.
This was never like this and can have disastrous consequences.
I have searched the web, but I have not found a solution there.
Can anyone advise, please?
Fritz PaulAsked:
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Do you have code that is setting warnings off and on again?  This will change the way that Access behaves.

When I toggle these settings in code, I use macros.  These are the ONLY two macros I use in my apps.  The "off" macro sets the warnings Off and sets the hourglass on and the "on" macro sets the warnings on and the hourglass off.  I do this to give myself a visual breadcrumb that I have turned warnings off.  So if I'm testing and stop the code before I turn warnings back on or forget to add the on macro to the correct place in the code, I know I can just run the macro to turn the warnings back on and if it happened accidentally, I know I need to find the procedure with the missing "on" macro.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
The way to cancel an update or to cancel a new record is to press the ESC button on you keyboard.  Pressing that once will cancel the most recent change on the form.  Pressing it twice will cancel the new record entirely if you are on a new record.

Personally, I have a Form_BeforeUpdate event on almost every form that has data which can be edited.  This event fires if the form is dirty (is new or has changes), and can be cancelled if not all required fields have been entered, but to do that you would have to write some VBA code, something like:
Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel as Integer)

    Cancel = true
    if Trim(me.txt_Field1 & "") = "" then     'this checks to make sure that Field1 contains something
        msgbox "Enter a value in Field1"
   elseif Trim(me.txt_Field2 & "") = "" then 
        msgbox "Enter a value in Field2"
       Cancel = false
   end if

End Sub

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 This process will prevent the current record from being saved if either Field1 or Field2 does not have some form of data entered in it.
Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Thanks Pat that is interesting. I am implementing.
Good.  At least you'll have some indication that your code is leaving the state of the set warnings off.

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Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Thanks, It seems to be working. I have not encountered the hourglass yet, but also not the issue.
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