It seems that comment style does not allow us to have new line. Can I know why?

  • Why do you want to enter a new line? – kennytm Oct 17 '10 at 6:34
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    @Kenny You say that as though the concept of wanting newlines in text is preposterous :) – Michael Mrozek Oct 17 '10 at 7:27
  • @Michael: But it is. In comments even if you enter a new line it cannot be shown. See the answer by @Adam below. – kennytm Oct 17 '10 at 8:32
  • @Kenny, it can be shown. Just not on these sites. Or, at least not when using a regular browser to view them. (A text-to-speech browser might even use it on these very sites?) – Arjan Oct 17 '10 at 17:13
  • @Arjan: Yeah, good way to annoy those people not using a regular browser. – kennytm Oct 17 '10 at 18:43
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    @KennyTM, how is it annoying? Are you the kind of person who jams all of your text together into a single paragraph? – Synetech Mar 15 '11 at 6:10
  • you need this for the same reason you may want bullet points. – Markus Oct 5 '17 at 13:20

You can create a new line in a comment by pressing Shift + Enter.

The new line is not shown on SO, but should be present in the data dumps.

See answers to this question for reference and further detail.

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  • I know it is saved and my question is why it is not rendered on SO sites. – Nam G VU Feb 24 '15 at 4:41
  • @bernie, But it is not rendered as such. – Pacerier Apr 5 '15 at 11:15
  • How can i do this on mobile? – Hellreaver Feb 7 '16 at 9:48
  • you save my day – YuAn Shaolin Maculelê Lai Jul 14 '16 at 3:48
  • test it workss really !! – j10 Sep 28 '17 at 6:36

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