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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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on 1639297327
great addon. but need to upgrade, please
on 1638924885
Please, could you update this addon to be compatible with the latest release? It is such a great addon.
on 1637671286
Hi, I was using this add on for quite a while and all of a sudden I'm facing this error (below). What should I do? I'm sorry I don't have github account or I would have opened a complaint there.

An error occurred. Please start Anki while holding down the shift key, which will temporarily disable the add-ons you have installed.
If the issue only occurs when add-ons are enabled, please use the Tools > Add-ons menu item to disable some add-ons and restart Anki, repeating until you discover the add-on that is causing the problem.
When you've discovered the add-on that is causing the problem, please report the issue on the add-on support site.
Debug info:
Anki 2.1.49 (dc80804a) Python 3.8.6 Qt 5.14.2 PyQt 5.14.2
Platform: Windows 8.1
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=2
Add-ons, last update check: 2021-11-23 16:25:31

Caught exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt\main.py", line 1122, in onEditCurrent
File "aqt\__init__.py", line 116, in open
File "aqt\editcurrent.py", line 32, in __init__
File "C:\Users\Shubham\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\1686259334\src\editcurrent.py", line 31, in persistent_show
File "C:\Users\Shubham\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\1686259334\src\editor_helper.py", line 6, in obscure_if_question
if editor.mw.reviewer.state == "question" and not editor.presentation_mode:
AttributeError: 'Editor' object has no attribute 'presentation_mode'
on 1633709856
Great add-on !!
I love your "c" shortcut but when I go back to the front of the card the background becomes "transparent" and the font size decreases.
Do you know how we can change that ?
Comment from author
I cannot really picture what you mean, maybe you could open a support thread on GitHub and post the picture there?
on 1628002460
Great, thanks a lot!
on 1618319321
on 1616556250
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".
Comment from author
Thanks a lot :)
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 1594653085
Very clever, might be very useful for a dual-screen set-up! Thanks for sharing this!