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On an average weekday, more than 70,000 comments are added to discussions on GitHub. Today we’re introducing a small enhancement to the way you can reply to discussion threads to make it even easier. Pressing the r key on your keyboard is now a shortcut to reply to the current issue or pull request with a comment. That’s not all, however. Any text you select within the discussion thread before pressing r will be added to your comment and formatted as a blockquote using GitHub Flavored Markdown.

GitHub quick reply quoting

For more details on the keyboard shortcuts that we support, hit the ? key on any page.

:sparkles: Enjoy! :sparkles:

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