Controlling Ankidroid with a Joycon

This post is kind of an addendum to my previous post, but it’s about controlling Ankidroid. You’ll need the app “External keyboard helper pro” (about $2). Here are the steps:

  1. Press the sync button on the Joycon and pair it with your Android device.
  2. Open “EKH Settings”, go to “Advanced settings”, “Keyboard mapping”, “Customize keyboard mappings”, and click on “Add new key mapping” for each button you want to map. For Example, I have SL and SR mapped to 0 and space respectively as in my previous post.
  3. Open Ankidroid and enjoy flipping your cards with your Joycon! You’ll have to set External Keyboard Helper as input method before.

More info on using the buttons on your headphones (similar approach): https://github.com/ankidroid/Anki-Android/issues/3021#issuecomment-160243369

Controlling Anki on Linux using a Nintendo Switch Joycon

I’m lying in bed all day curing a cold and I can’t really motivate myself to tackle the 1000+ reviews I’ve amassed over the last few weeks. There’s one gimmick I just implemented to motivate myself, and that is to use one of the Joycons of my Nintendo Switch to control Anki on Ubuntu. Much more comfortable than the laptop keyboard.

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