Everybody knows that you cannot just delete a card, you can only delete notes. However in my day-to-day reviewing, I often do things that are akin to “deleting cards”. This typically involves one of the following actions:
- Clear field “X” of all content
- Move the contents of field “X” to field “Y”
- A combination of the above (e.g. clear field “T”; clear field “U”; move “A” to “B”)
- In the case of cloze deletions, deleting Cloze x means clearing the field of any
- In some cases, there is no clear path to deleting a card, in which case deleting the entire note is the only way.
To illustrate, let’s say I review a card with note type Basic (optional reversed card). I can still use the note deletion shortcut (Ctrl+Backspace), but I can also use a card deletion shortcut (let’s say Alt+Backspace).
- If I was viewing a card of type “Card 2”, deleting the card would mean, that it clears “Add Reverse”, and suspends the card (possibly giving it a special flag). Triggering Empty cards later on would delete the card.
- Deleting Card 1 cannot be configured, so the only way is to delete the note. Triggering the card deletion action would give me a warning “This card cannot be deleted without deleting the note. Continue?”, which, if confirmed, would do the same as Ctrl+Backspace.
For this feature to properly work, it needs to properly set up, of course. I would imagine that this could be done in the “Cards” window.
What does everybody think of such a feature? Would you find such a feature useful?