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12 Mar, 2013 09:40 PM

I use Anki to study Chinese, and use the Sogou pinyin input method on a mac to create example sentences with cloze. Unfortunately, when utilizing the cloze deletion shortcut (command+shift+c), you might be aware that whenever the shift key is pressed, Sogou switches the keyboard back to English. As a result, every time I use the cloze shortcut, my keyboard switches back to English, and I have to switch it back to Chinese by pressing shift each time I wish to make a new card. This gets annoying pretty quickly. Is there any workaround you can think of?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 12 Mar, 2013 10:10 PM

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    If Sogou is set up to switch the layout when you press shift, you'll need to choose a different key that will not conflict.

  2. 2 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 12 Mar, 2013 11:33 PM

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    You could change the keyboard shortcut by creating an addon, or ask on the
    users forum if someone's interested in doing so (the relevant code looks to
    be aqt/ line 424-425). Alternatively, you could try to change the
    keyboard switch to something other than shift, or perhaps look into a text
    expansion/macro tool where you could type a key combination (Ctrl-Alt-C,
    say) and have it pass Ctrl-Shift-C through to Anki.

  3. Damien Elmes closed this discussion on 18 Mar, 2013 11:35 PM.

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