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To have CTRL-B to make text bold in comments
Add keyboard shortcuts for Comments editing

Update: See this GreaseMonkey script that will enable these keyboard shortcuts in comments.

I often write little tokens or pieces of code in comments, and I never seem to remember the different syntax for links. Being able to use Ctrl-K and Ctrl-L would be a great asset here.

And while you're at it, you may want to enable Ctrl-B and Ctrl-I as well ;).

EDIT: apparently, this has been asked before many times and has been declined once already. If peer pressure and/or the community's wishes have value, I'd say leave this open and hope for a final "yes of course, this has been asked repeatedly for almost 3 years, we'll implement this in the next release". (bolded with Ctrl-B ;).

PS: there used to be a "vote for feature" thingy. The sum of all the votes for this feature is way above hundred. Doesn't that count for something?

marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Kip, Shog9 Mar 27 '12 at 5:28

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    +1 Can I get some fries with that too? ;) – Lix Mar 26 '12 at 8:55
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    meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78007/… ... there's a duplicate chain you can traverse by following the links in the comments (most popular I could find; meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75623/…) – Matt Mar 26 '12 at 8:55
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    @Matt - the trail goes all the way back to '09 :P – Lix Mar 26 '12 at 8:57
  • -1. Remember two patterns isn't big task and write it - isn't time consumption. – Lazy Badger Mar 26 '12 at 9:10
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    @LazyBadger: For me, it's not the problem of remembering the patterns, it's how tedious and fiddly the markup is to add; links in particular... – Matt Mar 26 '12 at 9:12
  • @Matt - you forgot to add "... for me". And you (I hope, I want to believe, I have a dream) may be not a typical representative of community here – Lazy Badger Mar 26 '12 at 9:16
  • What should Ctrl+K do? Comments don't support code blocks. – CodesInChaos Mar 26 '12 at 9:22
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    @CodeInChaos: Ctrl-K also does inline code, aka simply adding backticks around the highlighted text. – Xeo Mar 26 '12 at 9:30
  • Hope they get implemented. But frankly, I doubt I'll use them. I'm too comfortable with the markup by now. – ApprenticeHacker Mar 26 '12 at 12:27
  • At the very least, if not a full-out implementation in the SE core, having it available as a semi-official plugin would be an acceptable solution. – cdeszaq Mar 26 '12 at 14:02
  • Of 55 views, 17 upvotes, 1 downvote, if that counts for the masses, one could say that 30% cares enough to vote, of which ≈94% is in favor of this feature. That's a lot, tx folks for the support! – Abel Mar 26 '12 at 14:11
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    Problem solved – Cody Gray Mar 26 '12 at 17:25
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    FYI- I've updated my userscript on StackApps to now support Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut as well – Kip Mar 26 '12 at 18:03

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