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Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments

I often use `keyword` (quotes around keywords) to highlight some keyword or phrase in comments. While the backticks work, the shortcut Ctrl+K does not work in comments. Can we allow that please?

I somehow find a double click on the word (or selecting a phrase with mouse) and Ctrl+K easier than moving the cursor and putting backticks :)

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marked as duplicate by Pops, jonsca, Toon Krijthe, jadarnel27, Al E. Aug 1 '12 at 16:10

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I agree. On Linux I only have to use ALT + H to create `` characters but on Windows it don't work. It would be a lot faster and easier with this feature.

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I strongly second that. And while we're at it: Why not make ctrl + L for links work as well? (Let it create the [Link Text](http://link) syntax.

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I don't know if I agree but while we are at it, all the CTRL or CMD Something. –  Trufa Jan 25 '11 at 16:09
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@Trufa many of those are block-level (headers, lists, images etc.) and obviously would destroy the current comment experience. The candidates I see are: code, link, bold and italic –  Sean Patrick Floyd Jan 25 '11 at 16:18
    
Agreed!!! –  Trufa Jan 25 '11 at 16:27
    
@Trufa - Here's the full list, (warning-self promotion); the only ones that make sense are: CTRL-B - Bold, CTRL-I - Italic, CTRL-L - Link, CRTL-K - Code, (all of which you already listed) as well as CTRL-Z - Undo, and CTRL-Shift-Z - Undo. –  Kevin Vermeer Jul 18 '11 at 12:37
    
That said, though, it might be good to also allow quote or graphic linking/uploading, or automated list formatting.... –  Kevin Vermeer Jul 18 '11 at 12:39