I've fallen quite a bit behind in this thread, mostly due to a business trip last week putting me behind on, well, just about everything really. I'm content to do my blitzing-whatnot in silence and forgo the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey confusion, but this bit I just read from last Saturday is amazing:
SBN wrote:I just want to add to the combining quotes in replies techniques. The control key is your friend. I tend to use control-Quote to open a new reply, and then combine the replies into one. (Closing the un-needed tabs.. Why isn't there a cancel button?) Control-Back is nice too, goes back where you were, but in a new tab. (Everyone else may already know it, but that thought is why I didn't know it for so long, everyone knew that everyone knew, so no one told me, because I surely already knew, only I didn't know. So just in case you also don't know, I'm telling you, because no one else will, because everyone knows that everyone knows.)
I'm old hat at opening quote-reply pages in tabs and copy-pasting the quotes and replies to consolidate into one reply box (not here, but in other forums), but I had no idea
you could use the control key with the browser's back button to invoke a new tab of the previous page. That's wonderful
. It seems like a silly thing to be excited about but I have often found myself clicking a link, then going back so I can reopen the link in a new tab instead. This trick will save me, uh, precious seconds!
My mother tells me she's amazed that I know so many Windows keyboard shortcuts, I'm talking things that are over 20 years old. There used to be lists you could read to learn these things. But control-back, how long has that been lurking unknown in the Firefox code, what release note ignored by millions gave the announcement, nestled among obscure bug fixes. Who knows? I salute you, SBN, for being a studious evangel of the control-back.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled present day thread posts: