Abby (aveleh) wrote in suggestions,

Allow one-click preview on quickreply

Allow one-click preview on quickreply

Short, concise description of the idea
There could be fewer steps required to preview a comment when using the quickreply box.

Full description of the idea
When commenting using quickreply on the entry page, it's necessary to either "Check spelling and preview" before being able to preview, or to select "More Options" to be taken to the ?mode=reply page. This means that for many users there is an unnecessary additional pageload between typing the comment and previewing the comment.

The "Check spelling and preview" option does allow for preview, if there are no spelling mistakes according to the limited spelling dictionary.

Although the "compose comment, check spelling, preview html, post comment" algorithm makes sense, many users have spellcheck options (that offer greater word-level control) built into their browsers.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Makes the preview button more visible.
  • Fewer pageloads for users who want to preview but don't need all the options on the ?mode=reply page nor need to use LiveJournal's spellcheck functionality.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The fact that by posting a suggestion that recommends skipping LiveJournal's spellcheck option, I have guaranteed that I have made at least one spelling accidental error.
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