When a dropdown is used as a grid editor as the original poster describes, the dropdown list change is fired after the grid save event.
The dropdown list change event is not fired when you click on another cell or the toolbar as far as I can tell from this test Dojo:
Can you describe the steps we need to take to reproduce the active dropdown triggering its change event on another cell click or the toolbar save button click?
Look forward to hearing back from you.
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