62 2
Contact Author Sign in to rate

Opening the same window multiple time

<10kB. Updated 2020-05-16.
The author has shared 81 other item(s).


Allow to open multiple time the same window. For example, you can add a new card while a card is currently being added. You may also want to download https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/424778276 to have multiple card type in distinct "add card" windows.


As add-ons are programs downloaded from the internet, they are potentially malicious. You should only download add-ons you trust.

Supported Anki versions:

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


If you were linked to this page from the internet, please open Anki on your computer, go to the Tools menu and then Add-ons>Browse & Install to paste in the code.

All Anki 2.1.x Add-Ons Contact Author


on 1674375298
Works on Mac in 2023
on 1673127665
Perfecto!!! :*
on 1673059272
This was exactly what I was looking for. During my review sessions I've noted many cards that are redundant or need to be modified. This addon has helped me in opening multiple browse windows which make it very convenient to quickly locate & compare cards that required modification. Thank you!
on 1671696326
working in 2.1.54, good

someone on reddit cant do it, but i tried, i can.
it's his fault.
on 1670856909
on 1669204742
on 1663088479
Thanks !
on 1662826036
Still working. to be honest this is something that should be implemented by default.
on 1661336179
on 1657870665
on 1656925223
This is great, thank you!
on 1655108199
awsome! works like a charm.
on 1649922675
Works super fine, I really like it !
on 1647870294
on 1642603741
Very useful.
on 1642157711
Thank u! It's super helpful to have 2 browser windows open.
on 1641413450
Thanks for solving this "issue". With your add on I'm way faster at browsing, because I can use two windows at the same time! Thanks for this perfectly working Add-On! Keep it up!!!!
on 1637425130
Useful to have 2 browse tabs open if you want to selectively unsuspend from 2 different decks
on 1637314018
on 1635116083
In principle an awesome and extremely relevant addon to make Anki usable, but I suspect it is responsible for data loss. I have a lot of material to cover, and during learning, editing, adding often need to have 6-10 browser windows open. Sometimes I will accidentally have the same card open, e.g. when browsing through or even if having one card open and doing a search in another browser window which by accident only yields the same result as the card already open. I believe that some kind of concurrency issue leads to a weird bug in which the content of one card is replacing that of another one. I had it repeatedly now. So I would really love a feature which blocks double-editing of the same card. E.g., when clicking on an already open card, an info message would be displayed. But as even simpler step, I'm not sure whether I can help reproduce the bug. But it would be really strange if no-one else had encountered this problem, as I lose data quite frequently due to this, unfortunately.
on 1630054725
Awesome! Thanks a lot for this add-on & also for the suggestion of "Keep model of add cards" add-on. The combination of both of those is exactly what I was looking for. Nice Work! (^_^)
on 1629970765
are this ADDon is still useful ???
I use ANKI 2.1.46
on 1628507023
Seems to work on 2.1.46. Way to go!
on 1626268228
Life saver. Now that I used it for a while, i can't imagine using anki without it
on 1625226479
Saves a lot of time. Thanks!
on 1620305552
Thanks, Solve my problem
on 1618148132
Thank you for this, it's very useful for making notes from video lectures where professors like to take a detour. It's working well.
on 1617913522
Great add-on

is there a keyboard shortcut to quickly navigate between open windows? For example in Firefox Ctrl+Alt will switch to the previous tab and Ctrl+Alt+Alt will switch to the tab 2x ago
on 1617458789
good plugin!
on 1612048587
Allows for two browser windows to be open at a time
on 1610818550
on 1607589684
Great! Really useful configurations too

Debug info:
Anki 2.1.22 (0ecc189a) Python 3.8.0 Qt 5.14.1 PyQt 5.14.1
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1
Add-ons, last update check: 2020-12-10 05:46:21

Caught exception:
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type QComboBox has been deleted

The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Alessandro\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2040501954\browser_replacer.py", line 46, in on_text_edited
self._check_for_replacement(current_text, False)
File "C:\Users\Alessandro\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2040501954\browser_replacer.py", line 63, in _check_for_replacement
search_box = self.get_search_box()
SystemError: PyEval_EvalFrameEx returned a result with an error set
on 1606226052
Thank you for making the add-on!
on 1604791159
OMG! Thank you for your work! It's very productive for my studies
on 1604579949
muito bom, cumpre perfeitamente o objetivo, amo esse add.
on 1602593514
on 1602451582
one of the most important add-ons for me.
on 1600520627
What a great add on! Thank you lots!
on 1593738649
Does the job it sets out to do. Really useful for comparing decks and when you think of something else to add in the middle of a new card. Only warning is for when two browse windows are open: may not update changes so can occasionally lose most recent edits
on 1593401263
Very useful!
on 1590430409
I use Anki directly to take notes in my classes and this is very beneficial! With multiple "Add" windows I can create a new card with a different Header and Tags than a different one that I'm still working on!
on 1589597441
I wish I had known about this years ago! It's so easy now to compare decks with multiple browsers, used to have to scroll all the time in the side bar.
on 1589432520
It's the best!

However, if I have three or more "Add" windows up, I often experience the symptoms of shutdown due to an error.
That's not true when there are two add windows!
Comment from author
Can you please post a bug report on github so we can discuss it. I've never had this feedback and would need more informations to help. In particular the exact error message
on 1586391644
Needs a reason? I was looking for a way of having two explorers open to look for a certain kanji I'm adding in the core 10k deck. This does it. Thank you!
on 1585142347
on 1582391616
This is a game changer! Thank you!
on 1582376132
very useful add-on.
on 1582226084
error 404 please help :(
Comment from author
Can you please post a bug report on github ?
In particular, I can't even imagine how you get a 404 error with anki and add-on.
on 1581424032
Does what it says it will do.
on 1578317123
Does what it says, including multiple browser windows which is very handy when moving information between cards in the browser.
on 1577389761
I would give three thumbs up if I could. I wish I had the idea to search for this kind of addon earlier... When I do my sentence cards (for language learning), I like to copy-paste some parts of definitions I used earlier to make things faster or look up if a word was already used somewhere, and being able to do this while editing the cards in the browser too is a bless. Big thank you.
on 1575963211
really useful, thank you !
on 1575741739
Pretty good. I love being able to have multiple Add windows at the same time. I just wish that changing the note type in one add window did not change the note type in all add windows! Right now, if I try to make one add window with the "GERMAN" note type for my German deck, and a separate add window with the "CHINESE" note type for my Chinese deck, it will not work. Changing the note type in one window changes it in all. However, the different windows are able to have different decks and tags, which is better than nothing and a big improvement over what I was using before.
Comment from author
Please use https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/424778276 to solve this problem.
on 1571235772
Hope this works for opening multiple "Browser" windows as well, like this 2.0 one https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/969743069
Comment from author
It does. Why do you comment before testing ?
on 1569979971
Great! Very useful during lectures if the lecturer is going quick and I can't make cards fast enough, I just leave multiple windows open and finish them later.
Comment from author
Thank you for this feed-back. I've got no clue why and how people use my add-ons usually, and it's nice to have this kind of feed-back.
on 1569009116
10/10 Thank You Sir
on 1568572384
Super useful! Great for browsing Zanki and lecture-anki at the same time.
on 1565289187
on 1563141917
Makes things a lot easier and quicker. Until I found this add-on I would have the notepad open alongside anki to write down cards I wanted to make after finishing the current one. Thanks so much!
on 1561038326
Fantastic! Especially now that it is possible to use multiple Add windows in different note types when using also your add-on "Keep model of add cards", code 424778276. Thank you so much for this great contribution to Anki community!
on 1552688419
Works well, no problems so far. Thanks!
on 1551570765
Same as multiple browsers
Comment from author
Do you mean "Multiple 'Add' and 'Browser' Windows" 969743069 ?
Because the idea indeed comes from it, but it was entirely rewritten because anki 2.1 deals with window differently than 2.0
on 1544445315
This is very useful, thank you!
on 1543256183
Fantastic, great replacement for the multiple-add window addon. I also added this (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/424778276) just to be safe that the card type did not switch on me while opening multiple windows. So far so good!
Comment from author
For the information of the potential future reader of this review. The above mentionned add-on, https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/424778276 , is the add-on advised in the documentation of the current add-on