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Is There a Way to Jump to the End of a Thread?

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One thread has over 40 replies--is there a way to jump down to the end, or do you have to scroll down the entire thread?

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  1. Press the End key on your keyboard.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      The End key takes you to the Big Red Box at the bottom of every page, so you still have to scroll -- upwards this time. Not exactly what was being requested. Besides, with the way new posts are handled, not all are found at the bottom anyway. A solution that would somehow categorize all new posts since the last viewing would sure be tasty.

      1. re: Greg B

        I know I know ...

        Do a page find on your name. It will page down to only the parts you responded to and and at the box that says "post A Reply" which is just under the last post.

        Of course, you might miss any new replies in the middle of the topic.

        I gave a number of shots at triing to do a CTRL F on the word "NEW" or other such things ... but alas, it is a gif and that doesn't work ... sob

        1. re: rworange

          Here are hints on scrolling on User Help -

          http://chowhound.com/topics/show/304319

    2. With all due respect to my fellow 'hounds offering solutions to this problem involving keyboard shortcuts, it is my feeling that these serve merely as "work-arounds" for shortcomings that exist in the software. Any controls of this nature should be offered to us onscreen as clickable buttons or hyperlinks.

      And on that note, I would like to kindly request that such a set of controls be added by our hard-working chowhound team. :-)

      Thanks!

      1. Click the ADD YOUR OWN (reply) button at the end of the originating post. It will automatically scroll you down to the POST A REPLY box just under the last post in the thread. Sneaky but it works.

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        1. re: carswell

          Great solution !!! Is this a change or was it always there?

          Also most useful to me was using the space bar to scroll down a page at a time which was in the link Melanie provided. This way you don't miss any new posts that might not be at the end.

          Along with the new highlighting, I'm a VERY happy camper. I might actually catch up reading the boards now.

          1. re: rworange

            >Is this a change or was always there?
            I think it was always there.

            >Also most useful to me was using the space bar to scroll down a page at a time which was in the link Melanie provided. This way you don't miss any new posts that might not be at the end.
            True, though the scrolling in the ADD YOUR OWN workaround is slow enough so that you can see whether new posts have been added before the end -- now that the new posts have yellow backgrounds, that is.