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Browser: Table/Editor side-by-side (horizontal split)

0.01MB. Updated 2022-01-26.
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This add-on allows to move the editor from the bottom of to the right side of the table. The default shortcut is "Ctrl+Alt+8" (on MacOS you use "Cmd" instead of "Ctrl"). You can adjust the shortcut in the add-on config (as well as if it's side-by-side by default). This screenshot shows the deck Ultimate Geography v3.2. The button "SearchDialog" is created by the add-on BetterSearch. # known limitations, problems, incompatibilities - Browser Maximize/Hide Table/Editor: They mostly work together but the table and or editor is not fully hidden. - Card Info Bar for Browser: They mostly work together but you have to close and re-open the info bar to adjust its width. # bugs, feedback, etc Use this at your own risk. Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. Properly troubleshooting an issue through a review is nearly impossible because the formatting is limited and I can't reply multiple times. If you find a bug let me know in the official anki support forum or on github. # versions - 2022-01-26 different menuView detection for better compatibility with other add-ons - 2021-12-05 fix for 2.1.50 - thanks @kleinerpirat helping. - 2021-05-27 fix for 2.1.45 - I deleted the functionality to move the searchbar (searchEdit) for 41+ because since this version the wide buttons Search, Preview, etc. have been removed so that the search area is wide enough. - 2020-07-08 disable for latest version of BetterSearch (because BetterSearch already moves the search bar) - 2020-07-03 option "when narrow move search bar to extra line" (default is true), - 2020-01-13 in the add-on config you can enable that if the browser window gets too narrow the orientation automatically toggles to vertical (and back if you make the window wider). To enable this function set "toggle to vertical if editor narrower than" to a number like 300. - 2019-12-25 prevent Anki from saving modified splitter so that it's not side by side after uninstalling; night-mode compatibility - 2019-12-22 initial release


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on 1658052481
Very nice!!!!
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on 1655871712
Makes the browser so much more usable.
on 1654811105
there is one bug with the addon, it is so annoying, when you are selecting a card and pressing preview for the first time it will show you the preview, but for the second time when you are selecting a different card and pressing the preview again it will not show the preview but there is audio of it, I love this addon and I hate that I'm giving it a dislike I'm just doing it because I want you to see it after that I will change it to a like.

this is the bug that I recorded
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on 1652937769
Thank you! Works perfectly
on 1647732892
much better now!
on 1645012851
Very Kool.
A new experience!
on 1644594021
Thanks a ton! I can edit my cards way faster now.
on 1643585175
Really improves editing in the browser. Great add on.
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on 1642060740
use this plug with https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/225180905 will have two view in menu bar, is there a way to solve this?
Comment from author
Edit: update your add-ons and restart Anki and try again. On 2022-01-25 I uploaded a new version that should fix this problem.


I just tried but I can't reproduce the problem with the latest version of my "side-by-side" add-on and glutanimate's "highlight search results" add-on. So I can't help.

Two ideas:
- have you disabled all other add-ons, restarted anki and tried again. Does the problem really persists. Maybe another add-on is the problem. if so say which.
- In the past (maybe two years) with old add-on versions you had this problem of multiple menu entries with the same name. maybe you have a really old anki or add-on version. have you checked for add-on updates and hopefully you are on something around 2.1.28 or later ...
on 1639929331
Love it. Should be implemented by default.
on 1638777947
This has vastly improved my work flow. I love it!
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on 1636137782
It must be a default feature!!!! Great add-on. Thanks a lot!
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on 1635607847
Just exactly what I needed <3
on 1628781403
Much better than the default Anki browser.
on 1628522700
One day, this will be included in anki by default. Good job!

EDIT: seems to be incompatible with "Browser Maximize/Hide Table/Editor" on 2.1.46 (debian buster)
Comment from author
Thanks for the kind words.

I'm not on 2.1.46 yet so I only did a very brief test with those on .46 and didn't find a major problem. But that doesn't say much ...

Could you post at https://forums.ankiweb.net/t/browser-table-editor-side-by-side-horizontal-split-official-thread/548/11 and describe the exact steps needed to reproduce the problem or maybe share a screencast. Since a lot of problems are add-on conflicts: Disable all other add-ons you have first, then restart Anki to actually disable them and then reproduce the problem. That would help me a lot.
on 1628002307
Great, thanks a lot!
on 1623805231
Excellent for widescreen monitor
on 1623462324
Awesome!Really helpful !
Now my Anki is much more like a notebook !
on 1622849426
Amazing !! that was all i needed on my ankii ! thank youu
on 1622664515
Perfect for horizontal screens. The default Anki is better for vertical screens.
on 1622500029
Fuerte el mío
on 1622434703
If your cards have a lot of pictures, you completely need this addon. Makes viewing complete images on a card much easier. Probably my favorite addon.
on 1622275855
one of Best add-on ever
on 1617760179
Wonderful addon. Can't imagine the browser without it

But as a note, if anyone reading this is having trouble with this addon in anki version 2.1.41 and up, check to see if you're using the addon "BetterSearch," then DELETE IT. Don't disable it. DELETE it. That will get this addon working again.

Source: https://forums.ankiweb.net/t/browser-table-editor-side-by-side-horizontal-split-official-thread/548/8
Comment from author
thanks for these kind words.

About the compatibility with BetterSearch: The user also reported that after reinstalling BetterSearch both add-ons worked well together, see https://forums.ankiweb.net/t/browser-table-editor-side-by-side-horizontal-split-official-thread/548/12 So you should be able to work with both add-ons.
on 1617283049
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
on 1617277472
Great addon! I would suggest an implementation: the option to set edit frame to the middle and card list to the right.
on 1616896549
I love this
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on 1616363003
easy, busy super GREAT idea !!!
on 1615896227
Amazing addon, love it
on 1611022133
Works just like it should!
on 1609059837
Thank you very much for giving your time to write this amazing add-on!
on 1607096304
This looks and feels so much better. Thank you for this great addon!
on 1604010608
Loved it!
on 1603680918
Love this! Should be the default in anki!
on 1599174510
I much prefer a vertical split! Thank you! :)
on 1597181869
so much easier to edit cards with images!
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on 1594223478
Could you please help me out with the "toggle to vertical if editor narrower than" feature? I'm trying to make it so that by default, the editor is on the side of the browser when the browser is fully expanded. However, when I resize the browser window (make it narrower horizontally), I want it to switch the editor back to the bottom. I was able to do this to some degree, but it doesn't seem consistent. I tried "toggle to vertical if editor narrower than 300" true, but that didn't seem to work. This is what I currently have in the config, but as I said it's not consistent

"shortcut": "ctrl+alt+8",
"side-by-side is default": true,
"toggle to vertical if editor narrower than": 1500,
"when narrow move search bar to extra line": true
Comment from author
> I tried "toggle to vertical if editor narrower than 300" true

I guess that's a typo in your review? You would have to set it to

"toggle to vertical if editor narrower than": 300

But I guess that's what you mean. For most users 1500 should be too high but maybe you have a high resolution monitor.

> it's not consistent

That might happen. I release add-ons that work on my computer with my anki version with my add-on selection. If you have another OS, other add-ons, or another Anki version there's always some risk of problems - especially when it comes to UI (User face) elements. I just know that for me it works and so far I have no bug report with sufficient info to reproduce the problem so that I could fix it. I have no idea where I should start looking with your info.

"Sufficient info" means the exact steps on how to reproduce it and the anki version, your os, and your debug info which you get from the main window when you click on Help->About. In the window that opens click the "Copy Debug Info" Button and share the copied text - and if it's related to some custom config all your add-on settings (like you shared them).

When you have more maybe post it in the anki forum (on the top right of this website there's "contact author").
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Мастхэв для широких экранов!
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on 1585879366
Thank you!!
on 1582911319
Thank you…. I'm crying
on 1579388942
very useful when you have a [---w---i---d---e---s---c---r---e---e---n---]
on 1579082876
Nice. I too have mostly cloze notes.

I changed the shortcut to ctrl+alt+6 because I need AltGr+8 (QWERTZ keyboard).
on 1577680766
A must have

very useful for editing cards in the browser mostly cloze cards

thanks for your contribution 🙏
on 1577473481
surprisingly it works with my many other addons
on 1577444657
Much better than the standard!
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on 1577276768
So much nicer when editing in the browser!!
on 1577091424
Something I knew I needed, but haven't written. Thx.
on 1577086306
Something I never knew I needed. Thank you!
on 1577043801
Makes much better use of horizontal screen estate, so it should come in very nifty on my desktop. Thanks!