About a week ago I updated to Anki 2.1.49 on my desktop. Looks Ok, some neat new features and all my favourite add-ons still work. One thing struck me as soon as I started using it, though.
First on the Android version when you leave the Anki window the timer stops and picks up once you highlight the window again. In the desktop version the timer did not stop when you highlighted another window or program on your computer but at least you could stop the counter from continuing by going to the edit window. The timer would then restart once that closed.
Since in the new version there is no longer a separate edit window. The editor is now built-in into each field. Nice feature but while editing, which I do a lot, the timer just keeps running. The weirdest part is that once the timer has reached its limit, in my case 2 min., another minute or so later Anki automatically jumps to the next entry in the list.
Is this a bug? Is this deliberate? Before I could either leave the edit window open, answer the phone, get a drink, check something online, etc… and then just pick up where I left off. On Android that is still the case. But for the big stuff I like the desktop and it is very annoying that now you have to edit against the clock on the desktop before the timer and some unknown internal (?) clock just moves on without you yourself giving the answer.
Any insights would be appreciated.