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Colorful toolbars

0.08MB. Updated 2019-11-19.
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Give back a Anki-1 style icon bar on top to replace the "Decks Study Browse Add" text tool bar. For people who like a bit more color in their SRS program. This also adds a few more menu items and adds icons to the menus (not on Macs). The "Edit" and "More" buttons on the bottom are replaced by a second icons tool bar. The tool bars can be shown and hidden via the "View" menu. Please report problems at the support site. More information can be found at my github site. Changes in version 1.5.0: Replaced the stop (sic.) button for “record your own voice” with a microphone icon, changed the “play back your own voice” button as well. 2.0.0: Now it works for Anki 2.1. At least for me. Yu even get a config file where yu can switch on or off some buttons.


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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->Add-ons menu item, then click on Get Add-ons and paste in the code.

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Mark card button is bugged. It is highlighted for unmarked cards, and unhighlighted for marked cards sometimes.
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"Material Design" should only be used where necessary, like when the available colorful icons don't fit, though maybe toolbar colors are not so helpful when reviewing a card.
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Thank you so much for this, this is awesome! Quick question though, I went to your site and got the instructions to change the layout into the one that saves vertical space, but for some reason, I did the tools --> add ons --> colorful toolbars --> configure, but I don't see the "netbook_version =" option where I can change it to "true". Everything else seems to be listened to where I can turn them on or off except the netbook_version one. Is this because I have a mac or? Thanks!
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At last!
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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons\colorful_toolbars.py", line 169, in ask_delete
File "aqt\reviewer.py", line 755, in onDelete
File "aqt\main.py", line 436, in reset
File "anki\hooks.py", line 55, in repl
File "aqt\main.py", line 388, in moveToState
File "aqt\main.py", line 416, in _reviewState
File "anki\hooks.py", line 55, in repl
File "anki\hooks.py", line 55, in repl
File "aqt\reviewer.py", line 54, in show
File "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons\colorful_toolbars.py", line 434, in next_card_wrapper
File "aqt\reviewer.py", line 99, in nextCard
File "anki\hooks.py", line 55, in repl
File "aqt\main.py", line 389, in moveToState
File "anki\hooks.py", line 26, in runHook
File "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons\TomatoClock\TomatoClock.py", line 136, in after_anki_state_change
File "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons\TomatoClock\TomatoClock.py", line 143, in on_tomato
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'hide'
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Nice macro!!

It would be better to display some picture of icons in the description. That's because I think most of those who aimlessly visit this page don’t dare to click the URL in which you elucidate how to use.
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... this should be in by default

... also, because everything important is there right next to each other and not just "add/deck/browse". It would be even better, if the tooltips could be text right beneath the icon.
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I like colour

Like has been mentioned I feel more at home with these larger and more colourful icons.

Is there a similar add-on to do the same for the Browser window? (I'm on mac)
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brings back the Anki 1 icons and adds some more useful ones.