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Field AutoComplete

1.33MB. Updated 2023-02-26.
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This add-on was funded by the Anki Mastery Course. Please consider supporting our work using the links below so we can continue to fund add-on projects like this. You must be on Anki 2.1.45+ to use this add-on This add-on enhances the editor with autocomplete functionality. When you type text in a field or even just click on it a list of values from existing cards will appear. These values will be only from the exact note type and field that you're typing into. The auto-completion makes it easy to fill a field which always takes on one of a set of values (here the autocomplete can be used the same ways as a dropdown menu). When you click one of the values (or press tab) the field will be set to this option. The autocomplete feature can be toggled on and off for a field by clicking the "A" icon, or using a keyboard shortcut (F4 by default). The setting will be remembered for the next time you edit such a note. The search mode can be set to strict (default) or loose in the add-on settings. When using the loose search mode, searching for e.g. "ate" would also bring up "rate", which wouldn't show up in the strict search mode. This add-on is based on the anki-editor-autocomplete add-on. Screenshots strict search (default) loose search Problems, Bugs, Errors, Improvements If you find a serious bug, please submit it on Github or email us at ankingmed@gmail.com. Please remember that we are not coders and thus may not be able to provide support. Changelog 2021-08-17: Initial Release 2021-08-19: Fixed a bug making it not work on windows 2021-09-07: Fixed an error that appeared when typing " into a field with autocomplete active 2022-02-25: Fixed occasional crash when importing a collection file 2022-04-09: Updated for Anki 2.1.50 2022-11-21: Updated for Anki 2.1.55 and Qt6 2022-12-19: Fix for 2.1.55 2023-02-25: Version 1.6 brings recently "autocompleted" words and phrases to the top of the suggestions list next time you type a similar string Please consider checking out our: YouTube Channel- How to use Anki for beginners and advanced users. Instagram/Facebook: @Ankingmed www.AnKingMed.com- Recommended add-ons, tutorials and more including how to download 40+ add-ons in < 5min Patreon- Support our work and get individualized Anki help! Check out our Anki Mastery Course! (The source of funding for this project)


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on 1681354858
Very good time saver
on 1680479937
Great, thanks!
on 1668756167
自动弹出list,能否实现 仅当前deck内的?
on 1667635476
Thanks! This is a great add-on.
on 1648577035
this function should be standard Anki!
Please update to the latest anki versions.
Comment from author
The new version working on Anki 2.1.50 is here!
on 1646140194
FYI, I made language note where I have PofS (part of speech) field...now choices are easy with few letters AND it is spelled/capitalized the same way every time. Wonderful!
Comment from author
Awesome! That's exactly what we were hoping it would be helpful for!
on 1640854383
As usual. Great Anking <3
on 1636841964
This is pure gold, thank you soooo much !!
on 1636737157
What a hidden gem!!! This addon is really, really great! ❤️

Personally, I'm using it for two fields - Topic (like Math, Computer Science) and Source and it does its job really well! :D
on 1635995249
It's not compatible with Multi-column note editor https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/3491767031

Temporary thumbs down because I haven't been able to use the add-on yet
Comment from author
This likely isn't an issue that we'll be able to resolve as that add-on and this add-on both heavily modify the editor. If you share as many details as possible to the github repo we'll look into it though!
on 1631193355
Doesn't work since the last update. (anki 2.1.47 linux)
Comment from author
Sorry, it should work again. Thanks for the thumbs up!
on 1630753572
Works great and helps a lot with source management.
on 1630676057
on 1629687080
Nice to just click once and be done when cards share similar or exact matching fields
on 1629557989
Amazing add on, tip; make sure to go to the config to make it so it can search parts of words!
on 1629482018
Very useful addon!