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link cards/notes and preview them in extra window

0.05MB. Updated 2020-05-25. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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Update 2020-04: Also checkout the new somewhat similar add-on Links between notes, cards, to open browser and previewer by the great add-on creator Arthur Milchior. Our add-ons are slightly different, e.g. Arthur's add-on allows to store search terms in such hyperlinks. On the other hand in Arthur's add-on these links disappear in Windows when you copy and paste from one field to another, see here. The latest version of this add-on only works with Anki 2.1.24 or newer. This description only refers to the latest version. This add-on allows you to quickly open other cards or notes in a new window: When you add cidd1234567890123 (card id) or nidd1234567890123 (note id) to a card or template this add-ons transforms the text in the reviewer/previewer to a clickable hyperlink to open them in a new window. When you select cidd1234567890123, 1234567890123, etc. you have also entries in the context menu to open the new window, for details see here. This add-on also adds an entry to the browser table context menu to copy the card id (cid) or note id (nid). You can adjust the config of this add-on. It's only tested with the nidd/cidd prefixes. Use this at your own risk. For details about cids/nids see e.g. the end of this section from the manual. # Compatibility, Limitations - the hyperlink features does not work with editable fields created by the addons Edit Field During Review or Edit Field During Review (Cloze). Use the context menu. - does not work on the "IR3" note type from the add-on Incremental Reading v4.10.3. On this note type there are no clickable hyperlinks. At least you can link to such cards. Use the context menu. # mobile, ankimobile, ankidroid, ankiweb Add-ons only work on Windows, Mac, Linux. So on mobile you need a different solution. I use an Android phone and Ankidroid. I added some javascript to my back template that attaches all linked cards/notes at the bottom of my note on mobile, see here The review view (webview) can't access your database. It can only read media from your collection.media folder. This add-on adds an option to the main menu to export all linked cards/notes to the media folder so that my js function can read them from there. This solution for Ankidroid uses iframes and won't work on ankiweb and probably doesn't work on ankimobile. You would have to adjust the solution your back template for these platforms and who knows how well this will work in the long run ... # Versions - 2020-05-24 double click to open from editor - 2020-05-20 update for 2.1.24+ - 2020-03-03 - 2019-12-03 - 2019-11-30 initial release # bugs etc. Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. I don't get notified of your reviews, and properly troubleshooting an issue through them is nearly impossible (formatting is limited and I can't reply multiple times). If you find a bug let me know in the official anki support forum, on github or via reddit (/u/ijgnord). Maybe I'll have an idea ... # alternatives Maybe Modified reviewer context menu search with browser search, maybe with Browser Maximize/Hide Table/Editor. For details see here.


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on 1590152338
Hi thank you very much for good addons. I want to ask something previously i can open the link like popup windows but now it opens the links int he right side so each time i have to open this page and return again review window. How can i see the linked page as popup window ( not open a new window besides review window)?

Thank you very much.
Comment from author
I haven't noticed a difference. But indeed for the preview I now use Anki components so there might have been some change. Since I now use Anki components their behavior might be harder to change.

So far I don't really understand your problem. If you are motivated you could post a screencast or a differently worded description to github. Once I see a screencast maybe I'll have an idea. But maybe not.
on 1589977893
It's a really great add-ons.

how about copying nid or cid with prefix together? so we can just copy nid/cid button on context menu in the browse mode, and then just paste in the field in the edit mode.
now we have to manually type the cidd or nidd as a prefix
Thanks for updating to reflect my opinion. It works great!
Comment from author before post was edited
Thanks. This idea is included in the latest version that I uploaded to Ankiweb today. The latest version of the add-on is only available for 2.1.24 or newer.

If you still use this add-on and have Anki 2.1.24 or later: Could you update and let me know if you run into problems.
on 1581764697
Terrific, exactly what I am looking for.

I was a loyal user of the addon "internal reference" in ANKI 2.0 and I am really lucky to see this addon could replace that without any bugs.
on 1575334128
Comment from author
Thanks for the upvote and report.

The latest version can also show just the question of linked cards - so that you can show your IR cards that are made from the IR3 note type in a preview window.

But it doesn't work the other way: You can't have clickable hyperlinks in your IR cards themselves. The IR add-on overwrites built-in functions from Anki that my add-on relies on. That's a problem of the IR add-on that also breaks other add-ons like "Pop-up Dictionary". The next version of the IR add-on should fix this (see this commit: https://github.com/luoliyan/incremental-reading/commit/7901a43b6d64a87d06af834a2ad90cb54c2d6c4b#diff-99cc40076232bade658c8123c4d6e01a) . But this hasn't been released to Ankiweb yet.

In the meantime a workaround might be to use the add-on "Modified reviewer context menu search with browser search" so that at least you can open these cards/notes in the browser from your IR cards.
on 1575184278
Thanks great addon to link cards !