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Hint Hotkeys

<10kB. Updated 2017-08-30.
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Adds two hotkeys to the reviewer: 'H' to reveal hints one by one, 'G' to reveal all hints at once. Both hotkeys can be customized at the top of the add-on's source code. This add-on is an updated version of Hint-peeking Keyboard Bindings by Ben Lickly. All credit for the original idea goes to him. COMPATIBILITY Initial tests have shown this add-on to both work on Anki 2.0.x and Anki 2.1.x. However, as the Anki 2.1.x line of releases is still in beta, I cannot provide any kind of official support for this platform. Please do not report issues with Anki 2.1 in the review section below. Instead, please report all issues you encounter on GitHub. CHANGELOG 2017-08-23 – Initial release SUPPORT Please do not report issues or bugs in the review section below, as I will not be able to reply to them nor help you. Instead, please report all issues you encounter either on GitHub, or by posting a new thread on the Anki add-on support forums while mentioning the name of the affected add-on in your thread title. CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright (c) 2012 Ben Lickly Copyright (c) 2016-2017 Glutanimate Licensed under the GNU AGPL v3. The code for this add-on is available on GitHub. MORE RESOURCES A lot of my add-ons were commissioned by other Anki users. If you enjoy my work and would like to hire my services to work on an add-on or new feature, please feel free to reach out to me at: ankiglutanimate [αt] gmail . com Want to stay up-to-date with my latest add-on releases and updates? Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @Glutanimate New to Anki? Make sure to check out my YouTube channel where I post weekly tutorials on Anki add-ons and related topics: / Glutanimate


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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 1668001411
Works great on 2.1.47!
*Update - works fine for me on 2.1.54 Qt6

I did download the python program so I could change the 'show all' hotkey to "shift+H", which worked fine.
If I do upgrade past 2.1.53 then I'll do as others have suggested and update line 60 with "....getElementsByClassName('hint')" (instead of the getElementById('a') or whatever it currently is)
on 1663621608
Does not appear to be working for Anki version ⁨2.1.54 (b6a7760c)⁩
on 1657968780
Thanks! Works with well with Version ⁨2.1.54
on 1657796498
If you use a newer version as 2.1.53 like me, you should do a slight modification to make it work.
1.First, open the file "reviewer_hint_hotkeys.py". You can find the folder by clicking the button "View Files" on Anki's Add-ons panel.
2.Jump to line 60, replace the sentence with "var arr = document.getElementsByClassName('hint');"
3.Save, and restart Anki.
on 1654889052
This seems like an amazing Add-on, too bad it's not working for me on Anki 2.1.50 and newer. Hoping for an update in the near future!
on 1634494594
Works exactly as advertised. Helpful to keep hands on the keyboard at all times.
on 1633268880

In 2021 there's an alternative to this add-on available at https://forums.ankiweb.net/t/hint-fields-show-one-by-one-incremental-reveal-uncovering-with-hotkey-js-only/13866/2 . The advantage of this javascript only solution is that it works without any add-on by just copying it into a card template. This allows you to only use it for the cards types where you need it.
on 1629768647
such a useful addon that saves so much time when reviewing cards. map "H" to a mouse or controller for more efficient anki reviews.
on 1629427425
Needed this So Bad!
Works like Magic!!!
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on 1617453232
The H shortcut works. All I needed
on 1617286555
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
on 1616027759
Works simply and well. I love being able to use hotkeys to feed me my hints. Thanks so much for writing this!
on 1613555377
Really useful add-on ~ thanks a lot!

I added 'Alt' to the shortcut, so it works when a type field is active
on 1613311869

1. Go to Add on > Hint Hotkeys > View Files
2. Open "reviewer_hint_hotkeys.py" with Notepad
3. Change this line
# Shortcut that will reveal all hint fields at once:
with Z is the hotkey you want to change to. I use Z since it does not bind to any others function.

Thank Glutamine for the amazing add-on.
on 1610975844
thank you!
been looking for something like this for a while
on 1609606376
Working in 2.1.38
on 1603460879
Working in latest version v2.1.35
on 1597635765
Working in Anki Version 2.1.29
on 1596066934
Not working anymore!
on 1596038508
PLEASE fix the "H" replaying the audio for built in tts and not revealing the hint.
I even tried to switch the hot key to something else which still produced the audio replaying.
on 1593578793
Very useful!
on 1593131690
Works great other than I could not get 'g' to work to show all, and could not find any other add on shortcuts using 'g' after digging through all the files, so changed it to 'shift+H' and now it works to show all.
on 1589354747
Works for me on 2.1.26, with one minor caveat:
h+g, in addition to revealing hints, also trigger audio files to be replayed, if those files come before the hint.
If one can live with that, the addon is still useful.
on 1587645818
Not working anymore for anki 2.1.22
on 1587366947
Does what it says.
on 1582938879
Does what it says, yes!
on 1580902562
Does what it says!
on 1569064501
thank u
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on 1541370176
Handy addon!
on 1540908920
Very useful!
on 1529229700
Useful add-on!