I found this bug on the new UI of anki (version 2.1.55 and onwards). I checked on github and it says I should report bugs on this forum, so here I am.
So essentially, when you have a card with a template with the input field “type”, like:
When you are studying, and the card is shown for the first time:
The input has focus. Meaning, you can type in it.
But if for whatever reason the Anki window, loses focus itself. Let’s say you Alt+Tab into another window. And the go back to the Anki window, the input loses its focus:
And in order to type, you have to manually click it (or press tab), so it regains focus.
On version 2.1.54, this didn’t happen. And I tested it both on the Windows and Linux versions.
This bug is particularly annoying for me, because I use Ibus to change my input method between Latin and Japanese keyboard. And apparently ibus takes focus for a split second when I do that, causing anki to lose focus and my muscle memory to open like 5 different windows in anki because of shortcuts…
Hope, I was clear enough.
And thanks for the app!