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Frozen Fields

0.02MB. Updated 2020-03-01.
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     Frozen Fields allows you to conveniently sticky and unsticky a field right from the note editor: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT (2021-03-09): Anki 2.1.41 was just released, and while it comes with some cool changes, it does break a lot of add-ons, Frozen Fields included. I am working on a fix as we speak. If your workflow depends on Frozen Fields or any of the other affected add-ons, please hold off on upgrading and/or install Anki 2.1.40 for now. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OVERVIEW Anki supports sticky fields. A sticky field is a field whose value is not deleted when you switch to a different note. This can be very useful if you are making many notes in which a field either has the same value or changes very little. Unfortunaly, marking a field as sticky is quite complex and breaks your workflow. Frozen Fields allows you to conveniently mark a field as sticky (freeze) or not sticky (unfreeze) right from the note editor. It’s much more convenient than the default way. To freeze/unfreeze a field, just click the adjacent snowflake or use the corresponding hotkey (F9 by default). A blue snowflake means that the field is frozen and a grey snowflake means that the field is unfrozen. HOTKEYS CHANGELOG Version 2.1.1 – 2020-02-21 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 © 2012-2015 Tiago Barroso Copyright © 2015-2019 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) This add-on is based on Frozen Fields by Tiago Barroso. All credit for the original idea and implementation goes to him. The present fork and update to Anki 2.1 was made possible thanks to the generous support of a fellow Anki user who would like to remain anonymous. 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! 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 Frozen Fields, 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 Frozen Fields 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 Frozen Fields 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! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT (2021-03-09): Anki 2.1.41 was just released, and while it comes with some cool changes, it does break a lot of add-ons, Frozen Fields included. I am working on a fix as we speak. If your workflow depends on Frozen Fields or any of the other affected add-ons, please hold off on upgrading and/or install Anki 2.1.40 for now. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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


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While not needed anymore, was a great add-on on previous versions!
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Helpful for those who use old versions of anki!
on 1670956701
Updated to new version of anki so no longer need. Was amazing for the last few years. Thank you!
on 1670499071
I'm sorry but this add-on is no longer needed becuase newer versions of Anki has this built in.
Comment from author
Right, but users on older Anki versions still exist, and they need a way to install Frozen Fields which this add-on provides. So it's hard for me to understand the downvote here. It's also kind of sad if every successful add-on that's re-implemented by Anki ends up with downvotes at the end of its life, just because it was successful enough to be swallowed up by Anki. I think the right thing to do here is to just ignore these listings and move on: If you're on a new Anki version – great, no need to install the add-on! If you're on an older version, the listing is here for you to download the add-on.
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In new versions of Anki, you don't need that. Because it already has a button that does the same.

In older versions, extremely useful.
on 1653059273
in new version of Anki don't need that. Because it's have a button for work، like that.
on 1651715220
Is not woking on my version ⁨2.1.49
on 1645255109
Doesn't work with Cloze. Do not get this if you use Cloze often.
on 1640527721
Oh thank youu 🙌
on 1640248803
Here is how to do it natively in Anki 2.1.45.
You can find a pin like icon at the right side of the field when adding cards. Turn that on and that is how you can toggle it ON or OFF.

Here is the link to a screenshot : https://ibb.co/1bN32W3
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invalid code
on 1637987598
Great add-on!
on 1635071385
Cool, https://github.com/glutanimate/frozen-fields/releases
on 1635062117
Add-on is not working on newer versions of Anki. BUT, new versions of Anki have a built-in sticky field (pin above the text field) - which works exactly the same. Lovely to see that.
on 1634927374
Thank you to whomever put the link to Github. It does work. And frozen fields are back
on 1634619655
It says that it's not compatible for my version of Anki: Version ⁨2.1.48 (fb07bad3)⁩

516643804: Invalid code, or add-on not available for your version of Anki.
on 1634574065
Wokred with the newst Version on GitHub try here: https://github.com/glutanimate/frozen-fields/releases click on the version you have and then on assets. Then download the .ankiaddon file, and open it.
on 1634155090
error when I try to download :(
on 1633992182
Getting an error when downloading
on 1632683424
I could install it from Glutanimate's GitHub page by following the instructions under the expandable triangle icon named "Anki 2.1". The GitHub can be found here: https://github.com/glutanimate/frozen-fields
on 1632143177
Doesn't work with the newest version of Anki
on 1632063598
It used to be the best add on, but I can't download it anymore ! Please solve the problem 🙏🏻
on 1631455787
invalid code
on 1630077466
Pleaseeee fix for newer versions
on 1628934173
I could install it from Glutanimate's GitHub page by following the instructions under the expandable triangle icon named "Anki 2.1". The GitHub can be found here: https://github.com/glutanimate/frozen-fields
on 1628684673
516643804: Invalid code, or add-on not available for your version of Anki.
on 1628665644
why does it not work for 2.1.44?? im gonna cryy. pls fix it!!
on 1628473552
does not exist, can't install
on 1628140327
I'm on Version ⁨2.1.45 and "sticky fields" is now a thing in the editing screen so thank you Frozen Fields for starting all this <3
on 1627902252
Great practical use
on 1627822614
update please :)
on 1627394097
Please update.
on 1626741948
please update
on 1626720337
Simple but effective time-saver!
on 1626456318
please update
on 1626096274
Is there an update to 2.1.44 or 2.1.45?
on 1626073572
Doesn't work for 2.1.44
on 1626068965
Awesome :D
on 1625781472
Doesn't work with v. ⁨2.1.44 :/
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doesn't work :(
on 1624965369
Very simple and useful. Should be part of the standard-version
on 1624619854
谢谢你!can you understand chinese,my dear author?(\(^o^)/)
on 1623719053
Dosen´t work with the version 2.1.43 HEEELP ASAP
on 1622817150
If people want a working version right now of this addon in the latest anki version, you can search "Ze Frozen Fields".
on 1621271501
Needs to be updated to the 2.1.44 version!
on 1620527691
Very helpful! Needs to be updated to the 2.1.43 version!
on 1620468288
an update is needed, as this add-on does not support version 2.1.43.

if you need help updating, this is my IG @fernaandes_fe
on 1620200429
Cool Plugin, but doesn't work on Anki 2.1.43.
An update would be higly appreciated!

In the meantime I did edit all fields of my commonly used card types, so that last input is saved.
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thank you!
on 1617769231
Não está funcionando na última versão
on 1617574150
Recieved error code 516643804: code invalid or add-on not available for your version of anki
on 1617558231
not working says code invaild :/
on 1617286521
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
on 1616922152
Great, especially if you have some kind of "source field" when adding notes.
on 1616670296
do not work on the last update of anki (2.1.42).
on 1616256232
super useful!
on 1615889180
improves workflow a lot
on 1615680731
wow amazing!
on 1615656311
Saves a lot of time.
on 1615625117
thanks a lot for the add on! waiting for the fix!
on 1615133590
Do not work on 2.1.41 (browser crashing when enable add-on) :(
Comment from author
Hi, thanks for the report. Working on a fix, but please give me some time. It's been less than a day since 2.1.41 was released, and a lot of add-ons by a lot of authors are affected.
on 1614879486
nicely works
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its great
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As always Glutanimate is superb
on 1610807821
Thanks a lot!
on 1610505849
Great idea, great execution! This completely changes the way I use Anki.
on 1610474983
Thank you <3
on 1609449069
Hi! Great addon, it feels like it's built-in by now. I have a suggestion to make it (or another addon) able to clear all fields currently with text.

Thanks for this.
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I save time
on 1608589654
Amazing add-on; saves so much time!
on 1608380383
saves so much time<3
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Great add-on! Thank you!
on 1604115890
should be good, not after install this plugin, I can't resize my images in editor.
on 1603587519
this add-on is awesome. thanks so much!
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It works as expected. Saves lots of time.
I had to replace it with Ze Frozen Fields for compatibility
on 1599264729
the best!
on 1599042001
Very helpful
on 1598773252
extremely useful when entering a lot of cards on the same topic one after another (Which is probably most of the time)
on 1597749388
excellent add on
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Glutanimate is God
on 1596483761
Worked wonders on Anki 2.0 yet the Anki 2.1 version doesn't seem to work at all. I'm on ver. 2.1.22 and when active, it completely messes up the card browser, so the info about each card isn't shown... If there were a yellow option for review, I would had used that, although I reckon Glutanimate is one of the most prolific addon makers for Anki, so this bug is probaby going to be addressed in the not so far future.
Comment from author
Hi there! Really sorry to hear about the issues you're seeing with the add-on. Would you mind dropping me a quick mail at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com, so that we can troubleshoot this together? I haven't been able to reproduce the problem over her on 2.1.22, so I think we'll have to dive a bit deeper into debugging this. Thanks!
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It's great but it doesn't work on card browser.
Comment from author
Hi there! Appreciate the feedback. The add-on actually used to have the toggles visible in the card browser. However, from my own use and from talking to other users, it seemed like they didn't really serve a purpose and mostly just took up space: You can't add cards via the browser's editor pane, so the add-on can't really serve it's main purpose which is preserving fields over to the next card. Still, I'd be happy to try and cover your use case. What would you see as your primary use of the add-on when in the card browser and how do you think the add-on could help achieve that?

(Replying via AnkiWeb's review system can be janky, so feel free to also send me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com if you like.)
on 1595534525
Perfect- thank you!
on 1595018072
Very useful for making cards - really time-saving!
on 1594052043
Very Helpful while creating cards for big questions
on 1594025579
The feature that I've always needed!
on 1593496899
Nice, it could be great if one could freeze only a part of the field and not the entire field.
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Extremely helpful addon! I'm making decks of cards that include grammar points with notes for each point in a field. Before, I was copy-pasting the same thing over and over as I added new examples, but now I can just freeze the field for the basic grammar point meaning and add in any extra info I need for that specific card after that. A huge timesaver!
on 1592941680
Works perfectly fine and very helpful! Thanks!
on 1591832105
amazing- much needed!
on 1591324101
Absolutely great! However, I would like it if there was a way to see the "extra" afterwards. Uhh... I wasn't so clear on that, so let me give an example. Let's say that my cloze card is 2+2, and the answer is 4. My "extra" would be 1+1 = 2. Would there be a way to think about it for a while, and then decide to look at the extra, and then answer the question? In this case, the "extra" section would be used as a hint or a way to relearn the topic you forgot.
on 1591239058
Works, but later
on 1591116212
Thanks! Very Useful!
on 1590954347
Can't see it anymore
Comment from author
Hi there! Sorry to hear that Frozen Fields is no longer appearing for you. Would you mind sending me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com or creating a new discussion on the add-on support forums here? https://anki.tenderapp.com/discussions/add-ons#new-discussion-form (no account needed).
The add-on is still working fine on all of my test systems, so I'd like to go through some troubleshooting steps with you to find out why it isn't working for you and help you get it to run (most likely there is another add-on interfering with things, but we'll have to see).
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WTF is wrong with these people downvoting the add-on bcz of a bug and never check back to see if it's gotten fixed and change downvote to upvote.

would these idiots have upvoted the add-on if it'd worked fine for them?? seriously, dude, don't just downvote and go. if you're not gonna check for a fix, don't freaking just downvote, it's stupid.

Great add-on btw, works as it's supposed to work
Comment from author
Thanks for the support! It's unfortunate for sure that this keeps happening, but I've just had to accept the sad truth that there will always be people who abuse reviews in that way. At least AnkiWeb seems to be a friendlier place than your usual app store. The tales I've heard from Android devs about the reviews they have to deal with are simply horrendous...
on 1590385275
I could use some material to create my questions easily
on 1590074530
Very good for adding multiple cards.
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This is super helpful, especially when adding cards from, say, a book that all need to have the same source.
on 1586746993
So useful when making your own cards
on 1586023517
very useful
on 1584881985
very useful!
on 1584802446
Very useful !
on 1584469038
Loved it! Saves time
on 1583731864
always use. good feature.
on 1582781042
Amazing extension for quickly adding similar cards
on 1582294002
I would also like to see this addon included in next anki-version
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would love to see this addon included in next anki-version
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I memorize drugs from an excel table. Put the table into answer field, freeze answer field, and now I only have to type in the name of each drug in the table to the question field.
on 1579384427
Cool addon
on 1579305297
Fantastic but please add support for Multi-column note editor
on 1578752486
U S E F U L ! ! ! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))))))

Encourage you to provide some CSS styling suggestions for the Frozen Fields along with images, if you have these.
on 1577459601
Works well.

When I add sentence cards I have a field for the source. Since I usually add many sentences from the same source one after another, this add-on is very useful for me.
on 1577355878
Awesome! Makes making similar cards much easier! Usually I was lazy and made Clozed Cards that ended up with way to much info on them, this is much better!
on 1577183530
Great job

1 issue: it is not supported in edit note or browser

keep up the good wordk
tnx again
on 1576348536
Hella good addon!
on 1575764356
Great addon. Unfortunately it does not work with the Multi-column addon (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/3491767031), so one has to choose one or the other.
on 1574711826
Great addon!
on 1574625860
Works great. Thank you.
on 1574201182
I needed this more than I knew. thank you
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Great as is but you should add Freeze to "Tag" section too. Many time when creating cards, we create the same types (same chapter, same topic, date, etc) of card that the same tags can apply to.
on 1571863060
Must have!
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Essential! One of my favorites!
on 1570983634
Ever since I installed this add-on, I cannot perform copy-paste across the fields. If the text is from one field and will be copied to another field, nothing happens. No copying or pasting.
Comment from author
Hi. Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with the add-on. For what it's worth, this should not happen as Frozen Fields does not touch the copy paste functionality in any way (and I can't reproduce the issue here). We are either looking at an incredibly weird add-on bug, or something else outside the add-on's control. I'd like to help you troubleshoot the issue, but in order to do so I'll need more information on what exactly happened, the operating system you're using, and more. If you could shoot me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com that would be great (as requested in the help section above). Otherwise there's not much I can do to help. Thanks!
on 1569667393
It broke my cards
Comment from author
Hi. Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with the add-on. For what it's worth, this should not happen as Frozen Fields does not touch your cards in any way. We are either looking at an incredibly weird and unlikely add-on bug here, or something else outside the add-on's control. I'd like to help you troubleshoot the issue, but in order to do so I'll need more information on what exactly happened. If you could shoot me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com that would be great (as requested in the help section above). Thanks!
on 1569260150
Found it very handy for speeding up note making.
on 1568575712
Great. Although personally I would find it more useful to be able to freeze *tags* than fields.
Comment from author
Thanks for the feedback! By freeze, do you mean the ability disable tags from being copied over to the next note? Because by default Anki should retain the tags of the last note.
on 1567976950
Very simple and a great time saver, I have no critisims at all of this addon.
This addon is definately a must use for all anki users
on 1567475175
Easily one of the best addons for making cards, but I noticed that this does not work when using a "automatic basic to cloze" add on such as GODMODE. Is there any way to fix that?
on 1567357978
Very useful!
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This is extremely useful!
on 1562435557
Thanks! A very convenient thing ^___-
on 1560169373
Must have in order to enter vocabulary from a school text book.
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Time saver
on 1556560436
Good stuff, thank you so much.
on 1556444525
Very convenient, but how can I freeze the "Tags" field?
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appreciate your effort
on 1556338866
Breaks Note ID add-on.
Comment from author
I've been aware of this particular incompatibility for a few months now, but it's not something that's easily addressable: https://github.com/glutanimate/frozen-fields/issues/9
Due to the way Anki's add-on system works, add-ons are bound to be incompatible with each other sometimes. It's simply not feasible to test each add-on against its 500 other counterparts, nor is it always possible to fix potential conflicts (e.g. in case of add-ons like FF and Note ID that both target the same function).
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Constantly bugging in 2.1
Comment from author
Hi. Just following up to see if you had a chance to give Frozen Fields a try on the latest Anki 2.1 release, yet? As mentioned below, whatever issues you were experiencing previously should be fixed now. If not, I'd appreciate it if you shot me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmai.com, so that I can see what's wrong. It's just a bit discouraging to have this downvote stuck to the add-on, even though whatever issue caused it has likely been long fixed :(


I just pushed a new release. It should fix some of the weirdness introduced in recent Anki 2.1 releases. Please update your Anki version to 2.1.12 and then give the latest version Frozen Fields another try.
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A simple yet very powerful feature that should be incorporated into mainstream Anki!
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There is a small glitch on anki 2.1 where the field boxes are tiny until you start typing in them but it doesn't affect the functionality of this indispensible addon. 5/5
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Using it all the time.
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Very useful.
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Terrific! Intuitive and powerful
on 1547544625
Beautiful!Thank you
on 1546037329
This add-on is so useful if you have a field with the same value in multiple cards. Thank you.
on 1544543733
OMG Thank you so much, this is extremely helpful. This really should be included natively in Anki.
on 1543775627
Works as advertised and it's more useful than you might suspect
on 1537381135
Amazingly helpful and works just as it should.

Would love to see support for frozen/unfrozen tags added!
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It's really good.
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must have
on 1526688000
wonderful add-on, exactly what I'm looking for on the web. Thank you
A suggestion, this add-on doesn't support frozen 'tag', is it able to fix?
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Useful for editing cards in Anki Editor, and again if you use an external deck maker software, it's kind of redundant, but still nice to have!
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It's not working on the version 2.1.
Comment from author
It is now, so I'd appreciate it if you reconsidered your rating.
on 1521763200
very helpful! thanks!
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It does what it says: It'll keep the contents of your chosen fields unchanged from add to add. That is, after you add a note, the contents of the fields you've chosen to be frozen will remain untouched and ready to be used in the next add.
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Very Nice!Thank you!
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Time-saving, useful addon, thanks
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Excellent time-saver

This add-on is boost to my efficiency, allowing you to freeze fields between new notes. Works well. Agree with another reviewer that the snowflake symbol could be a little smaller; but that's just nit-picking. Excellent add-on.
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This is just what I needed. Awesome!
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Probably one of the most important add-ons in my daily use

Few add-ons have become as indispensable to my Anki use as this one.
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Works great!

Works perfectly as described. Would be nice if the snowflake icon can be just a tiny bit smaller in size but then I'm just nitpicking. Thanks for the plugin!
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