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diff pages can be a little hard to read, especially if there a many changes.

it would be nice if one could load the before and after pages into 2 tabs

then switch rapidly between them to visually see the difference.

this would only be practical if both pages scroll together.

is that even possible? Granpa (talk) 00:36, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by them being "hard to read" - I think a side by side comparison would be worse in this regard, as this would fall apart as soon as major changes are made to the article, and would use a lot of space that would otherwise be there in the content area. You can open both pages in new tabs manually if you'd like (just click the left and right "Revision as of..." link). Wikipedia is currently using a new way of displaying diffs, see here for an example -- RandomTime 00:44, July 31, 2012 (UTC)
I guess I wasnt clear. Imagine taking an image of the before page and an image of the after page and being able to switch back and forth between them to visually see the changes. (not setting them side by side)
Granpa (talk) 03:40, July 31, 2012 (UTC)