This tutorial explains how to post comment replies on Hacker News without leaving page. Here I will talk about a Chrome and Firefox extension that redefines the Hacker News interface. It adds some features there that you will really like. And one of the best features that it adds there is that it doesn’t let browser leave the current page when you want to reply to some comment. You can easily post a reply to any comment without leaving the current page. This also works in cases when you want to mark any post or comment as your favorite.
Hacker News is one of the most popular platforms where you can find a lot of different kind of content submitted by people. It is pretty much like Reddit but much cleaner. But one annoying thing about HN threads is that when you want to post a reply then it will take you to the new page. You cannot post a reply to a specific comment by staying on the current page. But the extension I have added here lets you do that. You can now post replies as you post on Facebook threads without leaving or reloading the current page.
How to Post Comment Replies on Hacker News Without Leaving Page?
Without wasting any time, simply install Refined Hacker News in Chrome here. And if you are using Firefox then you can use this link. After installing the extension, you can reload the Hacker News page and then you can start posting replies.
Now, target any comment on any HN thread and then click on the reply link. It will show you the comment box on the same page where you can enter whatever comment reply you want to post. After that, just submit the comment and it will help you post that instantly.
That’s it. You can see this in action in GIF that I have added in the beginning of this article. Posting replies without leaving is just one feature of the extension. You can mark some comment or post as your favorite without reloading or leaving as well when the extension is installed.
If you are a regular user of Hacker News then you will really like this simple and useful extension. So many people including me find it too much annoying that you have to leave current page in order to mark something on HN as favorite or post a reply. But now this time saver extension is released which works perfectly on HN threads and you will like it. No matter what browser you are using, just install it and then simply start posting replies.