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Option+I shortcut conflicts with language input

Hi there,

I want to report a bug with 2.1.49 and Turkish Q - Legacy keyboard

On a mac, option + i key is used to select a letter of the Turkish alphabet (undotted i). In the new Anki version of Anki, however, it instead brings up the card information.

Is there a workaround for this or will I need to downgrade to an older version of Anki? As a vowel, this letter comes up all the time and hence my Turkish cards are not really reviewable at present.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,



The option key together with the “i” is normally used on a Mac to insert the ^-accent.

For some reason someone (likely a certain Evandro) thought it was a good idea to replace this with a call to self.on_previous_card_info in review mode. I guess that is nice for Evandro and perhaps some other Anki users, but I would really prefer to enter accents. My fingers are programmed to use the option key for all kinds of accents.

Can I disable this anti-feature? Going back to the previous version of Anki I had installed seems not possible.

I’m very sad that I can no longer type the correct answers in my reviews and the dialog that pops up all the time when I try to enter a ^ might become slightly annoying over time :frowning:

I have this problem too. I just updated the Anki version today, and now I can no longer type in French.
Is there a way to change the key bindings? I looked thru the menu, but I can’t find anything. I’d like to bind that report to some other key instead of option-i.

The conflict was an oversight on my part, not Evandro’s. I’ll adjust the shortcut in the next update so it no longer conflicts.


Ah, I see it’s not just Turkish that’s affected. Thanks Damien for rectifying it with the next update.


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