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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Pressing Enter in comment box unexpectedly submits form

I don't think I'm going any more crazy than normal, but I'm surprised I can't see any other meta mention so far. This started happening recently on at least SO and ubuntu.SE, and occurs in at least IE ...
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How do I use formatting in comments? [duplicate]

I see some people write comments that are for example - in italics. I do not see any way of doing that while writing my comments. Why is it so?
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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Confirming context menu entries via Enter when entering comments triggers comment to be posted

related: Pressing Enter in comment box unexpectedly submits form While I'm not basically against this feature, it is annoying to press Enter from the context-menu (e.g. when verifying my spelling via ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
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1 answer
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How can I add new line in a comment?

It seems that comment style does not allow us to have new line. Can I know why?
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1 answer
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Can you put code snippets in comments?

I tried to do this today, and whenever I hit Return to get to the line where I want to put the comment, the editor thinks I'm done with the comment as if I'd hit Enter to mean "I'm done", instead of ...
Eric Bloch's user avatar
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3 answers
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How to add line returns to comments in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How about newlines within comments? Allow HTML tags in comments How do comments work? Comments don't have formatting tags or line breaks Code in comment is all on ...
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Pressing enter in a comment field should generate a warning text rather than submitting the comment

There are a small handful of people that are confused by line breaks when writing comment not appearing when the comment is submitted. There are a large number of people that find having enter submit ...
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1 answer
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Can someone explain OpenID on this site?

The reason I never used this website is that it has always been impossible to log into. That includes Stack Exchange, which I don't understand at all. I originally signed up with OpenID, but it is a ...
Gnarlodious's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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Area 51 users have to press "Add Comment" to add comments

As of early September, the Enter key submits comments on most sites. I know there was some grumbling about this functionality at first, which is normal for UI changes, but it seems like most people ...
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Enter while typing in the mod flag reason should send the flag

We know comments use minimarkdown, which discards newlines. Thus, the Enter key submits the comment instead. Flag messages also discard newlines. The Enter key, however, inserts one instead of ...
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Should the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" user setting disable ALL custom keyboard shortcuts on a site?

Since July 2009 the community is asking for a way to disable the editor keyboard shortcuts. Since September 2010 many people are asking to disable comment submitting on Enter. Since July 2014 ...
EvgenKo423's user avatar