15 votes

Make clicking on the indent line collapse comments to that level

Whilst I am no fan of reddit's redesign, one of the features I liked about it was the way you could click on a indent line to collapse the child comments at that level. Whilst tildes displays these indent lines, clicking on them does nothing, and you have to scroll up to get to the collapse button. Another possible solution would be to collapse comments under the cursor when a hotkey is pressed, although this could be awkward due to both mouse and keyboard being used.

8 comments

  1. [6]
    Bauke Link
    It's in the issue tracker: #122. But the "indent lines" you currently see next to comments are just the borders, usually only 1 pixel in size. So they would probably have to become bigger.

    It's in the issue tracker: #122. But the "indent lines" you currently see next to comments are just the borders, usually only 1 pixel in size. So they would probably have to become bigger.

    10 votes
    1. cfabbro Link Parent
      You beat me by 20s. :P

      You beat me by 20s. :P

      6 votes
    2. [4]
      Exalt Link Parent
      Or keep the border and add a click event to a spacer element instead of having a margin on the children.

      Or keep the border and add a click event to a spacer element instead of having a margin on the children.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        KernelPanic Link Parent
        Whilst this would work well in mobile, on desktop horizontal space is cheaper than vertical space imo

        Whilst this would work well in mobile, on desktop horizontal space is cheaper than vertical space imo

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          Exalt Link Parent
          I'm not sure I see the relevance. There is already a vertical space, it's just that it's currently created with a CSS margin instead of a spacer.

          I'm not sure I see the relevance. There is already a vertical space, it's just that it's currently created with a CSS margin instead of a spacer.

          1. KernelPanic Link Parent
            Sorry, rereading my comment made me realise that I got vertical and horizontal the wrong war around.

            Sorry, rereading my comment made me realise that I got vertical and horizontal the wrong war around.

            2 votes
  2. nsz Link
    Kind of piggybacking, it would be nice if it was possible to mark a comment, by click the title bar or something, so when you scroll down it's indent line is highlighted, like the new comments are...

    Kind of piggybacking, it would be nice if it was possible to mark a comment, by click the title bar or something, so when you scroll down it's indent line is highlighted, like the new comments are orange and op is white, make it so if you click on a comment the line goes red or something, makes it easier to track conversations that have lots of comments.

    4 votes