random presentation of due notes in slide show

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15 May, 2016 05:08 PM

I have a lot of due notes with in a case, call it "Spanish", that itself is a collection of cases which in turn hold the stacks. When choosing to test myself on all the due notes in the "Spanish" case, the contents are not completely randomized as I would prefer. Instead, it presents the cards in the first stack of the first case that is within the "Spanish" case, then proceeds the next stack in the same subcase, and then when finished with that subcase, goes to the next, and so on, in order. The app will nonrandomly pick a stack and then randomly show all the due cards within that stack before moving on to the next stack in the subcase. So even the order in which it proceeds to the next subcase is clearly not random.)

Do I need to put all the cards in a single case in order to have all the due notes randomly shuffled together in a study session, or can I accomplish this with the creation of some kind of smart stack or use of tags?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 17 May, 2016 07:30 AM

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    Go into the Studies > Preferences and to the Study tab. There is a setting called 'Group notes by stack'. Uncheck that.

    Kind regards,

  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 17 May, 2016 07:30 AM.

  3. zeppo re-opened this discussion on 19 May, 2016 04:02 AM

  4. 2 Posted by zeppo on 19 May, 2016 04:02 AM

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    I was going to implement your solution, but I can't find any Preferences tab. I use the iOS app to study. Is this not possible with the phone app?

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 19 May, 2016 05:54 AM

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    Hmm, looks like we didn't add a control for that on iOS. If you did change it on the Mac, and sync, you should find the iOS app picks up the setting too.

    Kind regards,

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