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Sometimes when I revisit an old page, and I remember having left comments, I'd like to quickly jump to them.

So the first thing I do is CTRL+F my name,


Actually what happens is my name at the top of the page is highlighted. I press enter and it jumps down to the next comment/answer I've made.. unless the comment is folded away! Then all hell breaks loose. I run to the fridge, get some soda water to cool me down. I sit down at the desk again, and it look that all hope is lost. I frantically click show x more comments, and finally find my own comment.

At peace, I close the browser window and get back to what I was doing.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a shortcut key to jump to "See my next contribution" in the page? Something like CTRL+ALT+C. Folded away contributions would be automatically expanded. Also, this way, the first result wouldn't go to the top of the page (username).

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Better yet, a "show all" view that expands all comments, and removes pagination (showing all answers on the same page). I don't know how expensive that would be, though. – Robert Harvey Jun 5 '12 at 16:53
Nice idea! @RobertHarvey: That would be great on most pages. The Formatting sandbox probably belongs to the other category... – Dennis Jun 5 '12 at 16:59
@robert that's scriptable :) I'll add that to my userscript to-do list. Pretty simple--fetch pages via ajax, feed to jQuery, append, click all comment expanders. Easy-peasy :) – Manishearth Jun 5 '12 at 17:42
@RobertHarvey probably not significantly expensive considering it'd be rarely used. Cheapest AJAX call is one you don't make – Ben Brocka Jun 5 '12 at 19:46

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