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Pop-up Dictionary (beta)

0.08MB. Updated 2019-03-24.
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Description

       This is the official beta for the Pop-up Dictionary add-on. Pop-up Dictionary allows you to quickly draw up related facts from your card collection, just by double-clicking on words or phrases: IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THIS RELEASE This is an early beta release. I usually do not upload add-ons to AnkiWeb this early into development, but because other users were starting to upload broken old copies of the add-on (with no attribution no less), my hand was forced. Please do not report bugs or issues through the review section below. Instead, please use the official bug tracker for your feedback. Before doing so, there are some known issues in the current beta release that you need to be aware of: CHANGELOG Version 0.5.0-beta.1 – 2019-02-28 Changed You can view all past releases here. USAGE Simply double-click a word or phrase on your card to draw up a pop-up of related information. Alternatively you can also highlight a phrase and then use the Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+D hotkey to invoke the pop-up. To look up multiple words, either use the hotkey, or double click on one word and then drag your mouse until the rest of the phrase is highlighted. You can look up terms within pop-ups as well, and go as deep as you want with that (pop-up-ception :) ). CONFIGURATION There are a number of options you can customize in the add-on's config file. On Anki 2.1 you can simply head to Tools → Add-ons → Pop-up Dictionary → Config to update the config values. On Anki 2.0 you will have to manually edit the meta.json file instead. All config values are documented in the config. md file which will automatically be shown next to the config screen on Anki 2.1. I'm planning on adding a graphical options menu for the stable release. HELP AND SUPPORT 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. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright © 2018-2019 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) My initial work on this add-on was partially funded by two fellow Anki users. I would like to thank both of them for their help and support! Licensed under the GNU AGPLv3, extended by a number of additional terms. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. For more information on the license please see the LICENSE file accompanying this add-on. The source code is available on GitHub. Pull requests and other contributions are welcome! MORE RESOURCES Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate | / Glutanimate New: Receive notifications about new add-on releases via @AnkiUpdates Want to hire me to work on add-on for you? Get in touch at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK If you like Pop-up Dictionary, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends, so that more people can enjoy it! A kind request: Writing, supporting, and maintaining Anki add-ons like these takes a lot of time and effort. If Pop-up Dictionary has been a valuable asset in your studies, please consider using one of the buttons below to support my efforts by pledging your support on Patreon, or by buying me a coffee. Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and will help me maintain and improve Pop-up Dictionary as time goes by!              Pro-tip: Lots of exclusive add-ons and other goodies await on my Patreon page. Make sure to check them out!

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To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:

153625306

If you were linked to this page from the internet, please open Anki on your computer, go to the Tools menu and then Add-ons>Browse & Install to paste in the code.

This add-on previously supported Anki 2.0. You can download the last version supporting 2.0 here. As Anki 2.0 has been discontinued, no support is available for this version.

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Reviews

on 1600248136
Just really useful.
on 1600171338
Worked really well when I tested it out, very cool idea and it seems very useful. Doesn't work with MIA Japanese for some reason though so I won't be using it.
on 1599840370
It's a wonderful add-on but it interferes with another add-on named "Edit field during review" :(
on 1599628116
Excellent, thank you.
on 1597737792
I can not use it,and my version is 2.1,I don't know why
on 1597421477
5/5
on 1597412258
Excelente e muito útil.
on 1597196457
GREAT
on 1596584156
Very very nice.

TIP: Incompatible with "Edit Field During Review (Cloze)" if "ctrl_click" is set to "false" on configuration. I think you should add this to the description. I support you on Patreon, TY a lot for the great job :)
on 1596077528
Top Notch!! Incompatible with MIA Japanese Addon!
on 1595760580
Great!!!!!!! I just wish if we were able to resize the window size & or font, plus be able to enrol a card from pop up to the current cards we are doing and continue. That would be awesome.
Comment from author
Thanks for the feedback! Glad you like the add-on! Both customizing the pop-up and placing the card into the queue definitely sound like cool features to have. I can't promise anything because I'm really short on time at the moment, but I've jotted both ideas down as things to look into for the future. Thanks for the great suggestions!
on 1595534288
Fantastic! Thank you
on 1595524615
Amazing!!!
on 1594994921
Amazing addon, I appreciate all the hard work that went into making this addon.
on 1593626839
Your are the best.It is really great add-on, it is helpful.
Thank you so much.
on 1593557697
Doesn't allow me to go to the card specified if I click on the bottom arrow button :(
on 1592942485
Great!
on 1592786712
very useful
on 1592149333
excellent add-on, thanks
on 1591801766
Very good but, is there an option where you select the decks you want the dictionary to work on? And not just just in the current dictionary or in all of them. I didn't quite understand the settings.
on 1591017165
It's really been useful for me ...., For those people where this add-onn ain't seem to working after some time, it might be due to add on you put after this , so , what you should be doing is delete in your add ons and then get it back from the code from this source and then check , it'll start working again ....,
Request to the author: Could you please an option wherin we can search for any word randomly ?? Hope You fulfill this request .., Thanks !!
on 1590441160
Great add-on, works fine for me. You can use the built-in night mode feature in ANKI 2.1 to avoid incompatibility with the night-mode plug-in. There is only a single bug I have encountered which happens when browsing the popped-up cards in the ANKI card browser. It searches with the card id in which the search format should be as follows:
nid:CARD_ID_HERE
Instead, it adds quotation marks around the card id which fails the search. The solution is by following these steps:

1- Tools -> Add-ons -> Pop-up Dictionary Beta

2- Then press "View Files" button

3- Open the file named "main.py" in any text editor (notepad can work)

4- Go to line 246

5- Replace it with the following code:
browser.form.searchEdit.lineEdit().setText("nid:{}".format(nid))

Good Luck
Omar G. Goda

Contact: omar.gamal@med.helwan.edu.eg
on 1590074509
Very nice and stable.
on 1589906881
The best addon
on 1589726482
Thanks a lot for all the work you've done for the Anki community! Amazing and powerful add-on as always.
on 1589250043
I can't use it on Anki 2.1.25. I have the exact same problem reported recently on this add-on Github: when I click to see the related card, it pops up a warning saying: "Invalid search - please check for typing mistakes". I tried it on different profiles and with all add-ons disabled. I still think it's great so I rate it positively.
on 1588964587
Great add-on, thank you!
on 1588161175
Amazing tool, thanks!!
on 1586813318
many incompatibilities with others add-ons
Comment from author
Please note that these incompatibilities are not caused by Pop-up Dictionary, but the other add-ons. I've submitted more than 8 (!) patches to other add-ons which were using Anki's add-on API incorrectly, thus causing these incompatibilities. Just look at all the referenced issue reports / patches at the bottom here: https://github.com/ankitects/anki/pull/228. Some authors unfortunately did not update their add-ons with my patches, and so you have the current situation.

Beyond that I've also worked on improving things on Anki's side to make it easier for add-on authors to write add-ons that do not conflict with each other. This should eliminate issues like this in the future, but only once other add-on authors adopt the changes.

So in light of all of this, reading your review is super frustrating. I have quite literally done everything I can on my end. (Not to mention that reviews are not the right place to report issues, as mentioned in the add-on description above and on the page where you wrote your review.)
on 1585911449
First off, thank you for your work, this addon is very handy. It's become an invaluable tool in my workflow.
Secondly, I'm currently having some problems with the addon. When I first installed it, it worked when I double click. Now, it doesn't (as in, the dictionary doesn't pop up, nothing happens). I also tried the shortcut, turning off anki's built-in dark mode, re-enabling the addon, even went so far as reinstalling it. Nothing works. One difference I can think of is when it worked I didn't have nearly as many addons installed, could it be that some other addon I installed is causing this behavior? Do you have any clue why this is happening?

Edit: Alright, I've followed through with the assumption that some addon was causing this behavior and turns out, I was right. It seems like an addon called MIA Japanese was causing the problem. Simply disabling it allowed the pop up dictionary to work like it should. If it's not too much trouble, I propose support for the MIA Japanese addon. I will post this issue on github to get your attention.
on 1585811610
It doesn't work in Anki 2.1.22
Comment from author
Sure does over here! (and for many other users) Feel free to shoot me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com to dig into what's causing the add-on not to work on your particular set-up (or create a bug report on the bug tracker / Anki add-on support forums as mentioned above). Thanks!
on 1584445423
Excellent! is there a way to disbale clicking and only allow hotkey?
on 1584303919
Works with 2.1.21! You're a star.
on 1582483740
Really helpful for context.
on 1582013197
its my first time to login ankiweb for the reason of ratting "Rate Pop-up Dictionary" 5 starts!!
on 1581566466
I want to search "debit", but it shows the nearby word "credit". I want to search "debit" in the credit's definition again, but it shows the word "insufficient". Ummm~~
From Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Comment from author
Hi. There is not much I can do without more information about your deck. From the sounds of it, the notes that are drawn up contain those terms somewhere on them. If not then that would highly surprise me since the add-on looks for exact text matches. But as mentioned in the add-on description above, I can only help you if you report an issue via the bug tracker (https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues), add-on support forums (https://anki.tenderapp.com/discussions/add-ons), or send me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com . It's nice that you are a fellow Ubuntu user, but unfortunately that alone is not nearly enough information for me to be able to help you. Troubleshooting through the AnkiWeb review section is basically impossible since it does not allow for back and forth writing. Please get in touch with me through one of the three ways listed above, and we can continue from there.
on 1580054693
Incompatible with "Replay buttons on card". The addon is still on its beta version and seems doesn't make a great difference and I prefer to use browser.
on 1578495842
Thanks so much
on 1577466288
Thank you, we appreciate you!
on 1577441683
it's crazily helpful for me!!
thank you so much!
on 1575964712
so useful ! thank you !
on 1574109452
Super helpful
on 1572813664
Very useful to interconnect concepts!
on 1572789983
Really nice! I only wish there was a way for it to only show exact results (if I search for "lys" I do not want results about "emoLYSin")
Is there a way to do so?
on 1571924883
So good! Great work! Is there anyway you can make the pop up window bigger?
on 1571545774
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 Thanks a lot!!!
on 1571200837
Love this app, but can anyone confirm if it works with the new AMBOSS addon?
Comment from author before post was edited
It should work with the AMBOSS add-on (as I helped build that). But it's kind of weird to submit a thumbs-down here for a potential incompatibility with an add-on that is still in closed beta testing. If I was just a random add-on dev who wasn't on the AMBOSS team, how would I be able to test the two add-ons together? Either way, in a situation like this, I feel my message above on how to get support rings even more true:

> 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. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

So please, do consider updating your review and sending me an email instead. Otherwise this review will stick to the add-on forever, which is really uncool :(
on 1570251028
New good, i will try
on 1570246268
One of the most useful add-ons that I'm currently using. This completely changes the way I study and increased my retention. Thank you Glutaminate, you are a god send.
on 1569401694
love it!
on 1569078189
amazing add-on
on 1568650901
Great, that's what I always wanted
on 1568607704
love this
on 1568402822
Great job as usual. Regarding the incompatibility with Night Mode, this is the solution for me: https://zerowidthjoiner.net/negativescreen. You will get "intelligent" night mode all throughout Windows with a host of options including dark room mode, negative red... for a scarce 6.2 Mb memory footprint. Good study to all.
PS: I'm not related with that application or its author in any way ;)
on 1568317872
Great addon! Seems to work very well and I haven't encountered any issues yet.
I'm not sure why it's called a dictionary though. It doesn't provide definitions from online/offline dictionaries. It functions by connecting the word or phrase you've selected to flashcards within your collection which also contain that word or phrase. Anyway, it does that well so no complaints!
on 1568269560
Great add-on PLEASE ! Pause setting for Speed-Focus when dictionary is open.
on 1567990610
good
on 1567533154
Does it what it's supposed to, super helpful addon, thank you!!
on 1566496244
So damn useful. Thanks Glutanimate!!!!!!!
on 1566261067
This has been by far the best addon I found
on 1564178776
Probably the most useful add-on possible, can't wait for definitive release!
on 1564102533
doesn't work
Comment from author
Hi. Thanks for the report. However, as it says in the description above:

> 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. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
Issue tracker: https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues. Instructions for reporting issues through GitHub: https://github.com/glutanimate/docs/blob/master/anki/add-ons/CONTRIBUTING.md#reporting-a-bug-or-suggesting-a-new-feature. Add-on support forums: https://anki.tenderapp.com/discussions/add-ons

To understand the importance of following this request: I am no magician, so I have no clue which add-ons or decks you're using and in which ways they might interact with Pop-up Dictionary. Nor do I know what system you're on, which Anki version you're using, what the exact symptoms are, how the add-on is configured. With the information provided in your review, I can literally do nothing to help you or other users who might experience similar problems.
on 1563350279
Awesome.
Edited: Some people report that their pop-up dictionary don't work, and I think I found one of that reason. This happens in asian characters, or maybe non-latin characters, since many of nouns, in asian language, are short. There are so many situation that I have to search 2 letter words, or only 1 letter words.
So tweaking code helps this situation. Open web.py in addon directory and ctrl+f for term.length . default is 3. change it to 1. problem solved. you can now search 2-letter word or 1 letter word in your Pop-up dictionary.
It'll be nice if I can adjust threshold in config. I wrote a request in github page.
on 1563209418
wow! amazing!
on 1562361235
Stopped working after installing many other add-ons. I disabled all of them, then re-enabled them 5 at a time to narrow down which were causing the dictionary to not work. Turns out re-enabling them like this fixed this issue and I am now able to use all add-ons.

Not a great fix, but a fix.

Edit: nevermind, it stopped working again

Edit2: I'm sorry I used reviews incorrectly! I read the info about reporting issues when I installed, but didn't think to re-read the page when I came to try and give info for other users to use. I appreciate all the work you do for the community @Glutaminate and will send proper information when I get a free moment :)
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi. Thanks for the report. However, as it says in the description above:

> 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. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
Issue tracker: https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues. Instructions for reporting issues through GitHub: https://github.com/glutanimate/docs/blob/master/anki/add-ons/CONTRIBUTING.md#reporting-a-bug-or-suggesting-a-new-feature. Add-on support forums: https://anki.tenderapp.com/discussions/add-ons

To understand the importance of following this request: I am no magician, so I have no clue which add-ons or decks you're using and in which ways they might interact with Pop-up Dictionary. Nor do I know what system you're on, which Anki version you're using, what the exact symptoms are, how the add-on is configured. With the information provided in your review, I can literally do nothing to help you or other users who might experience similar problems.
on 1561121406
Thank you very much for your help :) This tool is AMAZING!!
on 1560685767
Great addon! The only thing I did not like was the fact that sometimes the pop up window pops up on the edge of my screen, so the window ends up being too narrow and that can be annoying sometimes. Giving us the ability to move & resize the window that pops up would solve this issue.
on 1559507266
Great
on 1559494923
This doesn't work while Replay buttons on card (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/498789867) enables . Please fix it!!
on 1559147955
Here be superlatives
on 1558525129
This is a great add-on that helps a lot with finding linked cards and making the right connections while reviewing/studying. A very useful add-on, thanks a lot!
on 1556840119
double clicking, or using any of the hotkeys has no effect. (night mode disabled like suggested)

seems like a great plugin but something is stopping it from working at all. It's not clear if it's being triggered and not finding anything or not being triggered at all. nothing happens. It would be good if there was an option in the right click menu to trigger the plugin, so you could at least see it had installed and was trying to work.
Comment from author
Sorry to hear that the add-on isn't working well for you. If you submit a bug report on the issues tracker I can track down what's going and help you get things running (as requested in the description above): https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues. Alternatively you can also use the contact e-mail in the description above.
Despite being in beta still, Pop-up Dictionary does seem to be working fine for the large majority of users. Understanding why it doesn't work in cases like yours is important, but does require more information about your system, Anki version, other add-ons, the types of decks you're using, etc.
on 1556589068
Great way to give a card context during your review by referencing others in the deck.
on 1555903120
Incredible. One of my favorites for sure. Is there a way to make the popup window larger? I know you can change the font size but it would be even better if you could increase the size of the entire window.
Comment from author
Thanks! Glad you enjoy the add-on. Great feedback about the pop-up size! I've added it to my to-do list: https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues/14
on 1555184077
Finally, an official release! This add-on is a game changer, and it should be a native feature of Anki. Thank you, Aristotelis, for one more great contribution to the Anki community! (PS* Everyone who's an Anki lover should become a Patreon of his). Cheers!

Edit1*: I'm not sure what is happening with the add-on and Anki for macOS High Sierra - 2.1.11. The add-on suddenly stops working (double-clicking or pressing cmd+shift+d). I'll try to identify what is causing the issue and whether if it goes away with a simple restart on Anki or whatever before I submit an issue to GitHub - so it is reproducible).
on 1555009671
Great when it works, but 80% of the time it doesn't run.
Comment from author
Sorry to hear that the add-on isn't working well for you. If you submit a bug report on the issues tracker I can track down what's going and help you get things running: https://github.com/glutanimate/popup-dictionary/issues. Alternatively you can also use the contact e-mail in the description above.
Despite being in beta still, Pop-up Dictionary does seem to be working fine for the large majority of users. Understanding why it doesn't work in cases like yours is important, but does require more information other than that it doesn't run.
on 1554851064
extremely useful
on 1554635944
Fabolous!
on 1554538136
Man! This addon is TOTAL !!!
on 1554019145
great
on 1553525944
Great tool! Only thing is it seems to only search in the current deck you're using instead of through all of your cards, and for people like me with multiple decks that was a little disappointing.
Comment from author
Hi! Thanks for the review! It's tucked away rather deep in the config file, but if you set the "snippetsLimitToCurrentDeck" option to false, the add-on will look through your entire collection. One caveat with this: If your collection is huge (tens of thousands of notes and upwards) there will be a small delay when searching. Once the add-on has its options menu in the stable release, all of this will become a lot more discoverable hopefully.
on 1553514228
This is really useful in a larger collection.
on 1553480382
Sensacional!
Obrigado por mais este addon!
on 1553479683
thank you
on 1553476545
This add-on greatly improved my Anki experience. All cards now have the context needed to fully understand them. Thank you so much for developing this.