Bizarre new card order, despite correct deck settings!

Hi All,

This is my 1st foray into the Anki forum world as largely, it has been a fantastic tool that I have used to pass medical school and enter life as a new doctor!

I am now working on my postgraduate curriculum but I am running into a very odd issue.

When a come to my New Cards for the day for each of my decks, it is not showing me them in date created order (which I have selected), rather it appears to be showing them in an order that starts with the 1st card that I created that day, followed by a few random cards, followed by a few more of the cards I created that day, and so on.

What I would like, is for new cards to be presented in order of date of creating, with oldest cards first and so on. This keeps the flow of new cards in a natural order to the way I have learnt the reviewed the material when I have created them, but for some reason, they do not appear this way.

Any help would be very much appreciated as it is very frustrating!

Many thanks,

You can configure new cards order from the deck options. Just click on some deck then click Options and change the Order option to Show new cards in order added.


You may want to change this for multiple decks (if they use different option groups).


From that section:

One caveat with random order mode: if you review many of your new cards and then add more new cards, the newly added material is statistically more likely to appear than the previously remaining cards. To correct this, you can change the order to ordered mode and back again to force a re-sort.


For the most users, this behavior goes unnoticed.
Any plans to fix it?
Or at least let the user know that the newly added cards are not in the order Created?

Is the Filtered deck option also affected ?

It’s not simple to fix in a way that won’t make things slower, and will likely require breaking changes.

Filtered decks use a different system.

I did try this and bizarrely it seems to have worked (ie, new cards shown will be in order of creation, oldest first) for one deck but not the other.

Would a slightly long-winded fix be to go into browse mode, order by due date and reschedule any cards that are out of the expected order?

I’m sorry, I misunderstood your original post, and thought you were trying to randomize things. If switching back to ordered mode does not display things in the expected order, it is possible that the notes themselves are not in the expected order - which you could confirm by sorting in the browse screen. If you do manage to sort them in an order you want, you can use the reposition option to assign new due numbers to the cards.

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I shall give that a go, thank you :pray: