Experienced Anki user here (8 years, daily, all own content, broad use of many features).
I use my own custom keyboard layout for making notes, which facilitates quickly inserting various useful characters which aren’t readily available on your average keyboard without memorising a silly number of alt codes e.g. • ° λ ♂ ≡ ≈ ≥ → etc.
These are all achieved by holding the [Alt Gr] whilst pressing other keys, per the layout mapping. I have used this for years of fruitful flashcard creation with no problems (apart from the [Alt Gr]-F combination that has strangely never worked within Anki but didn’t bug me enough to post here!) That is, until this last update.
Since upgrading from the previous 64-bit Windows desktop version to Version 2.1.35, my Windows 7 workstation now exhibits the following behaviour which is not reproducible on by Windows 10 laptop.
I can still type these characters in all other applications as usual, but, frustratingly, not in the Anki Add window - which is exactly where I want to be using them! I can type them in to the browser and the html-edit popup window, though, which indicates it’s not a blanket application-focus issue.
Because this is my main workstation that I use to generate content, I don’t want to simply give up and use my annoying poor quality regrettable purchase of an HP laptop instead. (Hint: avoid HP?)
Are there any suggestions from the brighter folk of the Anki forums as to what’s causing this?