Possible duplicates:
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?

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    +1 Can I get some fries with that too? ;)
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 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, 2012 at 8:55
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    @Matt - the trail goes all the way back to '09 :P
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 8:57
  • -1. Remember two patterns isn't big task and write it - isn't time consumption. Mar 26, 2012 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, 2012 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 Mar 26, 2012 at 9:16
  • What should Ctrl+K do? Comments don't support code blocks. Mar 26, 2012 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, 2012 at 9:30
  • Hope they get implemented. But frankly, I doubt I'll use them. I'm too comfortable with the markup by now. Mar 26, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 14:11
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    Problem solved Mar 26, 2012 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, 2012 at 18:03


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