How it works

  1. Press : to start replying to a previous message.
  2. Press as many times as you need to mark the desired message.

What does it do?

First of all, the Chat Reply Helper for Stack Exchange sites provides a simple key combination to select a message to reply to.

This removes the need to grab the mouse and aim for the tiny reply icon. It also has the small side effect that it allows you to reply to your own messages, to possibly reference an earlier post.

Second, it puts a highlight on the message you're currently replying to.

Third, it displays the contents of the message that was replied to in a small bubble. This bubble is shown when hovering over the indicator that a message was a reply to an earlier message.

Reply Bubble


Developed on Chrome, should work in Greasemonkey as well.

Where do I get it?

Additional Links

  • does work in FF+Greasemonkey, been testing it today, really cool. – That Brazilian Guy Mar 27 '13 at 16:01
  • @OliverSalzburg: I have updated the Firefox Add-on now, but it still doesn't work. – ProgramFOX Apr 18 '14 at 13:58
  • @ProgramFOX The latest version is still in review – Der Hochstapler Apr 18 '14 at 14:20
  • This is my new favourite StackApp! – Lightness Races in Orbit Jun 1 '14 at 19:52

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