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Review of long thread impossible when replying

Postby huw » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:11 pm

When replying to a post in a long thread, it is not possible to review the entire thread without right-click opening it in a new tab/window. The scrollable "TOPIC REVIEW" pane only shows the last full page worth of posts, and the "EXPAND VIEW" link only makes the view pane bigger. Am I the only one to find this inconvenient?
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Re: Review of long thread impossible when replying

Postby floris v » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:06 pm

No. But it's normal for forums. In some other forums you're lucky if you can view the most recent five or six posts. Don't forget that in most cases you respond only to the most recent posts anyway.
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Re: Review of long thread impossible when replying

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:58 pm

When replying to a long thread, hold down shift as you click on reply to open the reply form in a new tab.
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Re: Review of long thread impossible when replying

Postby huw » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:14 pm

Thanks, but that's pretty much the same as opening the original thread in another window after starting a reply, and still only shows a page at a time.

I often scroll the review window so I can see a certain bit of text whilst I compose part of my reply, then scroll to another bit, etc. Swapping repeatedly back and forth between two tabs/windows (and clicking through to the various pages) is not as comfortable or quick as glancing down & back up again.

A "View whole thread in one window" link would be a reasonable compromise, but don't worry, I can live with it as things are.
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