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Persistent Editor

0.01MB. Updated 2021-02-12. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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This add-on will make the editor window for review persistent. On the front of the card, the fields will be obscured, so the answer to the flashcard cannot be read. On the back of the card, all fields will be revealed. Important shortcuts Obscuring mode vs Presentation mode If you do not like the obscuring behavior, you can use "presentation mode". This makes the Editor work the same for the back and front side. Under "Tools > Add-ons > Persistent Editor > Config" you can put the editor window into presentation mode by default. There is a shortcut to easily switch between those modes, which defaults to Ctrl+P. Updates * v0.1.0. On Reddit. v0.1.1. * v0.2.0. v0.2.1. v0.2.2. * v0.3.0. v0.3.1. v0.3.2. 2020-02-12: Support for 2.1.41. Uses different strategy to obscure field, using visibility: hidden Support If you like my add-ons, you can consider supporting me. My add-ons will always be freely available for everybody, but what I can offer you is my sincere thanks, and first-hand technical support, if you have any questions/issues with my add-ons. At the same time it allows me to put more time and focus into developing these and making them as powerful and user-friendly as they are. Thanks for considering! ko-fi.com/hgiesel patreon.com/hgiesel


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


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on 1614950554
This is one of the best add-ons ever!
It's really useful to add little caveats / comments in the cards and making corrections. I use two screens and leave the editor open in one of the screens and this saves me a lot of time.
Also: really smart implementation of the "obscure mode".
on 1611224448
Good work!
on 1605251013
After turning off a lot of plug-ins, I find one isn't compatible“Opening the same window multiple time”
Comment from author before post was edited
I think it's more likely that you're using an incompatible add-on which prevents it from working. A typical one is Frozen Fields by Glutanimate.
on 1605098212

Could you make its function when we open browse edit mode too and focus on this window?
Comment from author
Hi, I wouldn't be quite sure how that works, though.
Should the browser automatically search for the next reviewed card? That might be a bit annoying actually. If you a more detailed suggestion of how it should work, you can tell me (maybe follow the contact link, or contact me via email / Anki forum)
on 1600301757
what can i say, he is the man!!
on 1597350138
very nice add-on. Thanks.

I use the add-on «Opening the same window multiple time». I don't like having the same edit current window multiple times so in the config for the window add-on I set "EditCurrent": false,

I'd prefer to have an option to change the c shortcut because of add-on conflicts. [Update: Thanks for the prompt fix].
Comment from author before post was edited
That's a great tip, thanks!
I will make the shortcut configurable in the next version update.

EDIT 08-10-2020: The newest version v0.3.0 brings the option to change the flip shortcut. Just go to "Tools > Add-ons > Persistent Editor > Config".
on 1596125888
Great Add on!

However, it is currently not compatible with the most recent version of the AMBOSS add on.
Comment from author
Compatibility is not always an easy thing with Anki add-ons.
I'll try make future versions more compatible, but it's always a two-sided issue.

EDIT 08-10-2020: The newest version v0.3.0 should be much more compatible with other add-ons. I'd love if it works for you know. I've shortly tested it myself, and found it to be compatible.
on 1595016045
Wonderful addon. While not as immersive as Edit Field during review, the extra tools the edit window gives you more than makes up for that. Also updates with the edits so you can see your changes in real time.
Thanks a ton!
on 1594947322
Have a bug, when doing reviews, I will open the editor, but the next review card that comes up, does not populate the fields in the persistent editor and it continues to show the previous card's information.
Comment from author
Can you tell me which other add-ons you use?
I had this case before with another user, and it was because they used the popular "Opening the same window multiple time" add-on. Maybe you have the same issue?
on 1594671709
Awesome addon. But I was unable to download using the code:1686259334 and had to download source from github and then move the files to the addons folder.
Comment from author
I assume this is, because you don't use the current Anki version?
I enabled for the current Anki version, because I did not test it on any previous version.

For anybody facing this issue:
If you use 2.23 ≤, you can use the MIA Editor add-on which provides a very similar feature to this add-on (and some more).
on 1594653085
Very clever, might be very useful for a dual-screen set-up! Thanks for sharing this!