pullus requestus July 10, 2008 10:35 AM   Subscribe

Recent Activity on My Comments Pony Request: I live on this page, but would find it more useful if I could limit how far back it goes. For example, if there were an option to "don't show any comments over 12 hours old", etc. What say you?
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:35 AM (9 comments total)

The command in Firefox to un-close a tab, <ctrl-shift-t>, is the same as MetaFilter's shortcut for italicizing text. So you can't use the shortcut do one without doing the other. Even if the comment textarea is not highlighted, unclosing a tab will put empty italics in the box, completely losing your place in the page. I think it would make sense to change the MeFi shortcut. What say you?
posted by Eideteker at 11:19 AM on July 10, 2008

I feel the same way, Eideteker, but couldn't you have made a new MeTa? Your request is unrelated to blue_beetle's, and I have to say I'd be pretty miffed if the first response to my feature request were a complete derail.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:44 AM on July 10, 2008

Oh. I thought this was the ponies line. I would really be happy with a small chicken, which I can raise as my own.
posted by Eideteker at 12:11 PM on July 10, 2008

I would appreciate this option.
posted by tomcooke at 12:42 PM on July 10, 2008

I'm afraid that the answer to all of these requests is "no". Sorry.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:17 PM on July 10, 2008

How are you supposed to remember context when a post pops up after the window passes?
posted by mkultra at 5:08 PM on July 10, 2008

blue_bettle, can't you just stop scrolling down the page and you won't see old stuff?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:53 AM on July 11, 2008

Eideteker, we went with cntrl-shift-t because years ago, it did nothing (there was no such thing as tabs at the time).

I seem to recall cntrl-shift-i (the obvious choice) did something wacky on IE/win like open your printers or something. Can you confirm if it does anything currently when you try that key combo?

Maybe we could change to that instead of what we have now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:55 AM on July 11, 2008

A quick search shows it's the shortcut to open up the DOM Inspector in Firefox.

I'm not so sure it would be a problem, though. It was an optional component of Firefox 2, and is only available as an add-on in Firefox 3. And even then, I'm not sure that Ctrl-Shift-I will be the shortcut for that incarnation of it. (I don't have DOM Inspector installed so I can't verify).

I'm also assuming the OP's request was denied...
posted by Rhaomi at 1:11 AM on July 11, 2008

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