I’m using Anki desktop Version 2.1.60.
Ankiweb FAQ says: “It is possible to increase the number of new cards that are presented each day by adjusting the deck options or using the custom study feature”.
But this does not work.
I create a new deck with 101 cards. They are easy, just for fast review, I want to review them all Now.
But Anki won’t let me do that. I have 83 New, 18 Learn, 0 Due. I increase Default options Daily Limits to 200 New cards / day, with Maximum reviews / day at 2000. That makes no difference at all. The only effect Daily Limits has is if I reduce it to less than 18 (Learn), then New is reduced, but Learn does not change. For example if I set it to 17, then I get 82 New with 18 Learn. This New card / day limit setting seems to only work to reduce the cards in the New count, but doesn’t do anything to move New cards to Learning cards.
It seems like it should be a simple straightforward setting, if I increase Daily Limits New Cards, then I should get more new cards in Learn - but I don’t. Is this a bug (“feature”), or is there some obscure setting that will make it work, or am I missing something obvious? I did a lot of internet research and don’t find anything about this case, except occasional articles saying it does work.
I eventually found a workaround. I created a Custom Study deck, with the filter set to Study by card state or tag - New Cards Only, with option Reschedule cards based on my answers in the deck. Then I walk through all the new cards fast (space, 1). Now delete the Custom Study deck, and viola, in my original deck all 101 cards are in Learn, no cards in new.