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I just noticed the new @ autocomplete for comments.

When I hover over the suggestion, could it highlight the user's comments attached to the post?

Also, what about up/down arrow key support?

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+1 for arrow key support. My mouse is too far away. –  Matt Sep 20 '11 at 18:20
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What's wrong with the tab key? I feel that's much more natural for this kind of thing than the arrow keys. /cc @Matt –  balpha Sep 20 '11 at 20:08
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@balpha: Ooo, that's fancy. I guess because the username is shown above the cursor, my first instinct was to press the up key to try get to it... –  Matt Sep 20 '11 at 20:36
    
@balpha - with most autocompletes, up/down select something. with this it just moves the cursor in the textbox. –  Daniel A. White Sep 20 '11 at 22:08
    
@balpha up/down was my first instinct too, as autocompletes from all other sites I've used function this way. Thanks for the tip, though –  Eric Hu Nov 18 '11 at 2:35

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It could also highlight the Editing card/section if your @tting an editor, or the question OP card/section for the OP.

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Could it also prepare me toasts? ;-) –  kiamlaluno Sep 19 '11 at 23:54
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Only waffles... –  Lance Roberts Sep 20 '11 at 0:02
    
@LanceRoberts leggo of my eggo. –  Daniel A. White Sep 20 '11 at 16:13

Arrow up/down would be a great next step - I personally have gotten use to such functionality from both Google and other sites with autocompletion.

The highlighting the @users comment, should elaborated more. What if @user has added more comments? Should all the comments be highlighted? Or just the latest comment.

If the latter, what if the last comment isn't the one you're referring to?

I like the idea of highlighting and to me, the most beneficial way to do it, would be highlighting the latest comment. Even if I was referring to a earlier comment.

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