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Multiple 'Add' and 'Browser' Windows

<10kB. Updated 2016-12-05. Only supports Anki 2.0.x.


The Multiple 'Add' and 'Browser' Windows add-on allows you to have more than one 'Add' window and 'Browser' window open at the same time. Normally clicking the 'Add' or 'Browse' button when you already have an window open will just put the focus back onto the open window. With this add-on installed you can open as many windows as you like. Note that the new window might open in the exact same location as the existing window so you'll need to move the new one away to see both at once. If you are upgrading from version 1.0, delete both of the old Multiple_Add_Windows.* files from the addons directory as the filename has now changed to Multiple_Add_and_Browser_Windows to reflect the added functionality. Release history Licence GNU AGPL, version 3 or later; http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl.html Support Please use the contact details provided at webventure.com.au to report problems, comments or suggestions.


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


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.

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on 1543066718
very useful.

For 2.1 there is a new add-on that offers the same functions named "Opening the same window multiple time" at https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/354407385
on 1541711270
Amazing, thank you so much for this.
You would save my life if you ported this to 2.1 Anki
on 1535098740
Please port to 2.1!
on 1534833097
good! thanks
on 1530887529
on 1530753605
Awesome. Just what I was looking for!
on 1520121600
Quick note and deck buttons add-on stops working when this addon is installed.
on 1516752000
Good. Useful for me.
on 1504656000
Just what I needed!

Thank you ever so much for this! A truly awesome and incredibly useful addon!
on 1497744000
Fantastic addition to Anki, a few minor issues

I've always felt rather limited by Anki's restriction to one window per dialog type, so this add-on has been a very welcome addition to my workflow. Thank you!

A few issues I've noticed:

- in its current state, the add-on is incompatible with the 'Quick note and deck buttons' add-on as it relies on the model change hooks the Multiple Windows add-on removes
- when performing a modification that induces a database scheme modification, e.g. checking the database or changing the note type in the browser, the AddCards window will stop working. Once again this is due to the removal of the reset hooks which are required to update the Editor instance with the new collection.
- despite the removal of the reset hooks, note type changes will still get propagated to other windows after adding a note sometimes
on 1480896000
most usefull!

I love this functionality. Works like a charm
on 1467417600

Thanks very much. I cannot believe this works but it actually does… Very useful for anyone learning several languages at the same, for learning lexical fields in one language, etc.