Collapse HackerNews Parent Comments

Adds vertical bars to the left of the comments, enabling you to easily collapse the parent comments. It also can leave only a specified number of comments expanded and auto-collapse the rest.

Author
hjk789
Daily installs
0
Total installs
16
Ratings
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Version
1.2
Created
2020-08-21
Updated
2021-04-01
License
https://github.com/hjk789/Creations/tree/master/Userscripts/Collapse-HackerNews-Parent-Comments#license
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Collapse HackerNews Parent Comments

Adds vertical bars to the left of the comments, enabling you to easily collapse the parent comments. It also can leave only a specified number of comments expanded and auto-collapse the rest.

About

This userscript adds vertical bars to the left of the comments, respective to the depth level of a comment, which when clicked, it toggles the parent comment of the respective depth level. But pictures worth more than a thousand words:

Collapsing comments

It can also leave only a specified number of comments expanded and auto-collapse the rest. If you are like me, reading HackerNews comments is very time consuming, and this is a way I found to lower the amount of time I waste reading it. The demonstration below show the default setting, which is 3 root comments, 2 replies to the root comment and 1 reply to the reply:

Auto-collapsing all comments

You can freely change these settings or add more depth levels if you want. These are the ones that works best for me.

License

  • You can view the code, download copies to your devices, install, run, use the features and uninstall this software.
  • Feel free to refer to this userscript, just make sure to include a link to its repository homepage or its GreasyFork's page.
  • You can modify your copy as you like.
  • You cannot do any other action not allowed in this license.