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Highlight Search Results in the Browser

0.22MB. Updated 2021-03-11.
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     Highlights search results in the Editor pane of the Browser and extends the search bar with two new search modes. USAGE By default the add-on will highlight all search terms that aren't search operators. You can temporarily disable search highlighting by using the provided View menu entry, or its associated hotkey (Ctrl+T, H). In addition to search highlights the following new hotkeys are provided in the search bar: CONFIGURATION The following settings can be configured by editing the add-on's source code: CHANGELOG Version 1.0.0 – 2021-03-10 Added Fixed Changed You can view all past releases here. 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 © 2017-2020 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) This add-on was commissioned by a fellow Anki user who would like to remain anonymous. All credit for the original idea goes to them. 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! Please note that this program also uses the Libaddon library which comes with its own additional terms extending the GNU AGPLv3 license 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 Highlight Search Results in the Browser, 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 Highlight Search Results in the Browser 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 Highlight Search Results in the Browser 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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Makes life easier, thanks.
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Comment from author
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This is Beautiful!
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Tks a lot! It is exactly what I need.
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Would appreciate it if you could share how I can change the highlight color?
I still use this addon although I updated Anki version 2.1.49.
A useful addon!
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use this plug with https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/831846358 will have two view in menu bar, is there a way to solve this?
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Great add-on!
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FYI there is an error when attempting to edit the "Config." I get the following:

"There was a problem with the provided configuration: ⁨'Ctrl+T, H' does not match '^((([Cc][Tt][Rr][Ll]|[Aa][Ll][Tt]|[Ss][Hh][Ii][Ff][Tt])\\+){0,3}([a-zA-Z0-9]|F[1-9]|F1[0-2]))?$'⁩, at path ⁨hotkey_toggle_highlights⁩, against schema ⁨{'type': 'string', 'title': 'Hotkey to toggle highlights on/off', 'pattern': '^((([Cc][Tt][Rr][Ll]|[Aa][Ll][Tt]|[Ss][Hh][Ii][Ff][Tt])\\+){0,3}([a-zA-Z0-9]|F[1-9]|F1[0-2]))?$'}⁩."
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Thanks a lot!
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Is there any way to change the color when highlighting?
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Ta bueno eso asere
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Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
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Thanks for this addon.
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good job!
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An error occurred after updating to Anki 2.1.42. Cannot open the deck browser.
3/11: It works fine now. Thank you for your fast fix and reply. This add-on is really helpful.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hey, appreciate the report. 2.1.42 just came out, but I've been testing a fix for a few days now and now pushed it as an update here. Would really appreciate it if you could switch your rating it if it works :)
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I haven't expected that a add-on can work without updating for over two years, but there it is.
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So awesome thank you!
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Okay Okay
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Not sure why this isn't a native feature. Super helpful add on!
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Thank you. You saved me at an open-book exam.
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Thanks! It works with Anki ⁨2.1.38 :3
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Such an important tool, especially when you are using long cloze deletion notes and are also using your cards as a resource for quick information.
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Precisely what I was looking for in 2.1. In my case, I am gradually fixing autogenerated furigana for Japanese readings on occasion across hundreds of cards with many sample sentences. This search highlight functionality is critical for spot-checking cards with 59 fields!
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exactly what i wanted and it works in 2.1
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It's nice program.

Add-on "Highlight Search Results in the Browser" crashes with Add-on "TagSelectorV2".
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This is very good!
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Why didn't I notice this before?
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Anyone find it only highlights the last word you search on ANKI 2.1? Yes I also have this issue, is there a way for it to highlight every word you searched?
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Anyone find it only highlights the last word you search on ANKI 2.1?
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Neat. I just think it would be better if it ignored…
① queries to metadata (eg., it highlights every "1" when searching for "flag:1")
② field names as possible search matches

It's particularly annoying when both come together (esp. with the auto-focus shift), like when one only searches for metadata.
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this add-on is the light of my life. i was blind as a bat but i can see clearly now 🧐 💖
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very useful. If you don't like the autoscroll to the first highlight add one line to the source code of the file browser_search_highlight_results.py.

Change the line

self.editor.web.findText(val, find_flags)

self.editor.web.findText(val, find_flags)

Use proper indentation: The first line needs to be indented by eight spaces, the new line by four spaces. I can't show the proper indentation in this review because leading spaces are removed from reviews.
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I wish this worked well for me. I know the author has said he cannot fix this bug, but it's a deal breaker for me.

If your workflow depends on flags, as mine does, this won't work very well for you, as it highlights the flag enum (if you have 1 through 4 on your cards, say on an audio field, it will highlight that). The autoscrolling can also be jarring, and most of the times for me, thanks to false positives like with flags, it'd be better to disable it.
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Amazing addon. Thank you!
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Very useful, thank you! If anyone else needs a minimum length for search terms, just add "or len(token) <= 1" after "if (token in operators or token.startswith("-") or len(token)" in the source.
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It only highlights yellow and I can't figure out how to change it...the problem with yellow is in night-mode it is hard to read lightly colored text highlighted with bright yellow. From your code it looks like you imported some qweb feature so idk if this can be fixed by you. just lmk and ill change my thumbs down to up
Edit: changed, but leaving this here as warning to future users
Comment from author before post was edited
This is hardcoded in Anki's GUI toolkit, I'm afraid, so there's no way to change it :/

See here: https://github.com/glutanimate/anki-addons-misc/issues/36
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much obliged! thanks.
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This is exactly what I need to do! perfect! Thanks!
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Great feature. Should be built into Anki from the get go!
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I was in need for something like this for many years. I had actually sent an email to the Anki developers to incorporate it in one of the future editions, but with little success. I can't thank you enough Glutanimate! You add-ons are simply great!
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You're a genius!
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This was so nice to have exactly what I needed when skimming through hundreds of results. Can't imaging Anki without it after a couple of use.
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This is exactly what I need to do!!
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Awesome! Helps draw my eyes to what I'm searching for.
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Absolutely great. In the past few years, my Notes section has become ever more important and thus also longer. I add ideas for articles, short bibliographies, etc. Thank you so much!
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Very useful feature! It works perfectly! Thanks Anki and developer!
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Very functional!

Thanks for this helpful feature. I have a suggestion to improve your add-on, that is to highlight the search term with and without accents, I do use the "Ignore accents" add-on and when I use that feature there is no highlight on accented words if I do search without it.
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