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Collapsible Fields

0.01MB. Updated 2021-03-08. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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Adds a little arrow on top of your fields, which allows you to collapse them. Works in the Current Card Editor, Browser, and the Add Cards dialogs. Shortcuts All shortcuts are settable through "Tools > Add-ons > Collapsible Fields > Config". Collapse by default You can set fields to collapse by default. To enable this, open the editor, select "Fields", choose your field, and check "Collapse by default". Updates 2020-03-07: * Remove bug that prevented using Alt+Shift+Direction key 2021-02-11: * Anki 2.1.41 support 2020-12-22: * Green highlight on icon when field has content * Fix blinking in browser * Fix compatibilities with Persistent Editor * Make collapsed fields unfocusable using Tab / Shift+Tab * On Anki 2.1.38, you can Alt+Shift-click a field name to clear it (even if collapsed) 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 1617809136
Great add-on!
Worked for me in Anki version 2.1.43.

Andrej Adamenko
on 1617297080
I'm on win10 and using cloze overlapping notes on anki 2.1.38. It doesn't work for me, arrows are not present, I do have the collapse by default option but even if selected, nothing happens.

Yes, you were right. It conflicts with frozen fields. Is there a way to have both of them working?

Update: Thank you so much, now it works flawlessly
Comment from author before post was edited
Probably a conflict with another add-on. Maybe Frozen Fields? Have you tried turning off all other add-ons?
Edit: You can use https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/94610912 instead of Frozen Fields.
on 1616531874
on 1615196506
Great. But it binds ⌥⇧← (Alt+Shift+←), ⌥⇧→, etc., which I need to select words forwards, backwards, etc. Would it be possible that you make these bindings optional?
Comment from author
The version for Anki 2.1.41 solved this issue, I might go back and fix the older versions too.
on 1615117184
Thanks! I recently added additional cloze fields to my notes, but they are empty more often than not. With this add-on, they take up less space and I can immediately see Sections like Extra, Sources, Images.
on 1610133435
on 1608656056
I didn't know I needed It up to I see It
on 1607619206
Great add-on
can you make the same idea but for the content of the field during the review?
Comment from author
This can be done by using the HTML `detail` element, have a look here: https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_details_css.
Another idea is the built-in `{{hint::}}` tag. If you post the question on the Anki forum, and @ me, I could help you even more.
on 1606690607
Love the functionality, but I the icons are a bit distracting. They don't really blend in with Anki, so I made an alternative set of icons that look more "default": https://snipboard.io/GlRIrz.jpg

(Feel free to download the icons here: https://gofile.io/d/5WdfpG)

EDIT: Of course! I'm glad you like them!
Comment from author before post was edited
I really like the icons! They're much better than the ones I chose. I especially like how they're a bit off-center, to be more centered in front of the first letter. If you agree to it, I would include yours in the add-on.
on 1606481005
Thank you for making this addon. Nice!
on 1606428819
Great idea! Will prove extremely useful for Closet cmds fields.
I also love that you can now tab over less used fields when they are collapsed. Improves the workflow a lot.
on 1606427542
Love your work.