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Here are the functions of individual buttons from left to right:  
 
Here are the functions of individual buttons from left to right:  
  
#'''Main menu''' (''Alt+F10'') - open the [[browser menu]] otherwise available with a right-click over the browser window  
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#'''Main menu''' (''Alt+F10'') - open the [[browser menu]] otherwise available with a right-click over the [[browser]] window  
#'''Subset menu''' - open a [[Processing multiple elements (Process collection/branch/browser) | subset processing menu]] with operations on browser elements (same as '''Process browser>''' on the [[browser menu]] available with a right-click)  
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#'''Subset menu''' - open a [[Processing multiple elements (Process collection/branch/browser)|subset processing menu]] with operations on browser [[Glossary:Element|elements]] (same as '''Process browser>''' on the [[browser menu]] available with a right-click)  
#'''Align''' - align the browser window with the [[Element window|element window]] for convenient review of elements in the browser. Note that the '''Synchronize''' button ([[#Synchronize_button|below]]) must be down for displaying elements in the element window as the selection changes in the browser  
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#'''Align''' - align the [[browser]] window with the [[element window]] for convenient review of [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[browser]]. Note that the '''Synchronize''' button ([[#Synchronize_button|below]]) must be down for displaying [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[element window]] as the selection changes in the [[browser]]
#'''Visual browser''' - switch between table and thumbs modes (only in Windows Vista or later). In the thumbs mode, the browser displays element snapshots as thumbs (i.e. miniature images). The thumbs mode is useful when browsing through picture-rich collections (e.g. photo albums) (see: [[#Visual browser | picture]])
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#'''Visual browser''' - switch between table and thumbs modes (only in Windows Vista or later). In the thumbs mode, the [[browser]] displays element snapshots as thumbs (i.e. miniature images). The thumbs mode is useful when browsing through picture-rich [[Glossary:Collection|collections]] (e.g. photo albums) (see: [[#Visual browser | picture]])
#'''Review''' - review all material in the browser, e.g. before an exam (including elements that are not outstanding)  
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#'''Review all''' - review all material in the [[browser]], e.g. before an exam (including [[Glossary:Element|elements]] that are not [[Glossary:Outstanding_element|outstanding]])
#'''Topic review''' - review all topics in the browser (including non-outstanding topics)  
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#'''Review topics''' - review all [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] in the [[browser]] (including non-outstanding topics)  
#'''Checked''' - open a child browser with all checked elements (checkmarks can be seen in the leftmost column of the browser). For example, in the picture, items related to WW2 have been checked in the browser and can be opened in a new browser with by clicking the button '''Checked'''  
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#'''Checked''' - open a child [[browser]] with all checked [[Glossary:Element|elements]] (checkmarks can be seen in the leftmost column of the [[browser]]).  
#'''Unchecked''' - open a child browser with all unchecked elements  
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#'''Unchecked''' - open a child [[browser]] with all unchecked [[Glossary:Element|elements]]
#'''Items''' - open a new browser with all items included in the present browser  
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#'''Items''' - open a new [[browser]] with all [[Glossary:Item|items]] included in the present [[browser]]
#'''Topics''' - open a new browser with all topics included in the present browser  
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#'''Topics''' - open a new [[browser]] with all [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] included in the present [[browser]]
#'''Memorized''' - open a new browser will all memorized elements included in the present browser  
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#'''Memorized''' - open a new [[browser]] with all [[Glossary:Memorized_element|memorized elements]] included in the present [[browser]]
#'''Sources''' - open sources of all elements in the browser. Sources are top-most topics from which sub-topics, extracts, sentences, cloze deletions and/or Q&A items have been generated in [[incremental reading]]  
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#'''Sources''' - open sources of all [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[browser]]. Sources are top-most [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] from which sub-topics, [[Glossary:Extract|extracts]], sentences, [[Glossary:Cloze_deletion|cloze deletions]] and/or Q&A [[Glossary:Item|items]] have been generated in [[Glossary:Incremental_reading|incremental reading]]  
#'''Sort''' - sort the browser by the position of its elements in the contents tree (root first, first child of the root second, etc.)  
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#'''Sort''' - sort the [[browser]] by the position of its [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[Glossary:Knowledge_tree|contents tree]] ([[Glossary:Root_node|root]] first, first [[Glossary:Child|child]] of the root second, etc.)  
#'''[[Postpone]]''' - postpone all outstanding elements included in the browser  
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#'''[[Postpone]]''' - postpone all [[Glossary:Outstanding_element|outstanding elements]] included in the [[browser]]
#'''Advance topics''' - shorten the interval of topics listed in the browser. If you, for example, specify the maximum interval as 100, all topics with longer interval will receive intervals randomly dispersed within the 1..100 range. Topics with intervals shorter than 100 will remain untouched. '''Advance topics''' executes mid-interval repetition on the affected topics (unlike '''Advance items''')  
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#'''Advance topics''' - shorten the [[Glossary:Interval|interval]] of [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] listed in the [[browser]]. If you, for example, specify the maximum [[Glossary:Interval|interval]] as 100, all [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] with longer interval will receive intervals randomly dispersed within the 1..100 range. [[Glossary:Topic|Topics]] with [[Glossary:Interval|intervals]] shorter than 100 will remain untouched. '''Advance topics''' executes [[Glossary:Mid-interval_repetition|mid-interval repetition]] on the affected [[Glossary:Topic|topics]] (unlike '''Advance items''')  
#'''Advance items''' - shorten the intervals of items listed in the browser. If you, for example, specify the maximum interval as 1000, all items with interval longer than 1000 will receive intervals randomly shortened so that to schedule a repetition between today or the day when the interval reaches 1000 days. All items repeated before 1000 days ago, will be scheduled for repetition today. Unlike '''Advance topics''', '''Advance items''' shortens intervals without executing a mid-interval repetition (which would be illegal from the learning process standpoint as no repetition can be considered executed without you actually reviewing it). '''Important!''' Abusing this option can lead to serious side effects in learning such as inadvertently sending important items to very long intervals by lumped repetition of similar items in a very short period of time  
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#'''Advance items''' - shorten the [[Glossary:Interval|intervals]] of [[Glossary:Item|items]] listed in the [[browser]]. If you, for example, specify the maximum [[Glossary:Interval|interval]] as 1000, all [[Glossary:Item|items]] with interval longer than 1000 will receive intervals randomly shortened so that to schedule a repetition between today or the day when the interval reaches 1000 days. All [[Glossary:Item|items]] repeated before 1000 days ago, will be scheduled for repetition today. Unlike '''Advance topics''', '''Advance items''' shortens [[Glossary:Interval|intervals]] without executing a [[Glossary:Mid-interval_repetition|mid-interval repetition]] (which would be illegal from the learning process standpoint as no repetition can be considered executed without you actually reviewing it). '''Important!''' Abusing this option can lead to serious side effects in learning such as inadvertently sending important [[Glossary:Item|items]] to very long [[Glossary:Interval|intervals]] by lumped repetition of similar items in a very short period of time  
# '''Add to outstanding''' - spread elements equally in the [[Glossary#outstanding_queue|outstanding queue]]. The elements are not physically rescheduled in the collection (i.e. the repetition date does not change, and if the review does not take place, the scheduling will remain unchanged on the next day). This is the only case in SuperMemo where an element is outstanding while possibly being scheduled for review on a date later than ''today''. Element priority increases slightly upon the success of the operation. Once the repetition is made, it is executed in the same way as other mid-interval repetitions. For an element to be added to the outstanding queue, the following conditions must be met:  
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# '''Add to outstanding''' - spread [[Glossary:Element|elements]] equally in the [[Glossary:Outstanding_queue|outstanding queue]]. The [[Glossary:Element|elements]] are not physically rescheduled in the [[Glossary:Collection|collection]] (i.e. the repetition date does not change, and if the review does not take place, the scheduling will remain unchanged on the next day). This is the only case in SuperMemo where an [[Glossary:Element|element]] is outstanding while possibly being scheduled for review on a date later than ''today''. Element [[Glossary:Priority|priority]] increases slightly upon the success of the operation. Once the repetition is made, it is executed in the same way as other [[Glossary:Mid-interval_repetition|mid-interval repetitions]]. For an [[Glossary:Element|element]] to be added to the [[Glossary:Outstanding_queue|outstanding queue]], the following conditions must be met:  
#*element must be memorized  
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#*[[Glossary:Element|element]] must be [[Glossary:Memorized_element|memorized]]
#*element cannot have been reviewed earlier on the same day (as of SuperMemo 16 you can override this requirement by answering ''No'' to ''Skip elements added or reviewed today?'')
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#*[[Glossary:Element|element]] cannot have been reviewed earlier on the same day (as of SuperMemo 16 you can override this requirement by answering ''No'' to ''Skip elements added or reviewed today?'')
#*the new position in the outstanding queue must be less than the old position (if any)
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#*the new position in the [[Glossary:Outstanding_queue|outstanding queue]] must be less than the old position (if any)
#'''Spread priorities''' - set the priority of all elements in the browser (increase, decrease, or spread within a selected range)  
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#'''Spread priorities''' - set the [[Glossary:Priority|priority]] of all [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[browser]] (increase, decrease, or spread within a selected range)  
#'''Apply template''' - apply a selected template to all elements in the browser  
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#'''Apply template''' - apply a selected [[Glossary:Template|template]] to all [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[browser]]
#'''Insert picture''' - add a selected picture to all elements in the browser  
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#'''Insert picture''' - add a selected picture to all [[Glossary:Element|elements]] in the [[browser]]
#'''Randomize''' (''Ctrl+Shift+F11'') - randomly mix up the contents of the browser. You can, for example, randomize the browser before scheduling its content for repetition with '''Schedule repetitions''' (above)  
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#'''Randomize''' (''Ctrl+Shift+F11'') - randomly mix up the contents of the [[browser]]. You can, for example, randomize the [[browser]] before scheduling its content for repetition with '''Schedule repetitions''' (below)  
#'''Schedule repetitions''' - save the content of the browser in today's repetition schedule. You will most likely want to use this button for optimizing the sequence of outstanding repetitions. You may, for example, begin the sequence with short-interval items, or with difficult items, or with most severely delayed items, or with long-interval topics, etc.  
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#'''Schedule repetitions''' - save the contents of the [[browser]] in today's repetition schedule. You will most likely want to use this button for optimizing the sequence of outstanding repetitions. You may, for example, begin the sequence with short-[[Glossary:Interval|interval]] [[Glossary:Item|items]], or with difficult items, or with most severely delayed items, or with long-interval [[Glossary:Topic|topics]], etc.  
#'''Find''' (''Alt+F'' and ''F3'') - search for texts in the title column starting from the currently selected element  
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#'''Find''' (''Alt+F'' and ''F3'') - search for texts in the title column starting from the currently selected [[Glossary:Element|element]]
#'''View''' (''Ctrl+Enter'') - display the currently selected element in the [[element window]]. Note that you will not need this button if the '''Synchronize''' button (below) is down, in which case the [[element window]] will always display the element currently selected in the browser  
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#'''View''' (''Ctrl+Enter'') - display the currently selected [[Glossary:Element|element]] in the [[element window]]. Note that you will not need this button if the '''Synchronize''' button (below) is down, in which case the [[element window]] will always display the [[Glossary:Element|element]] currently selected in the [[browser]]
#'''Save subset''' - save the browser into a subset file  
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#'''Save subset''' - save the contents of the [[browser]] into a subset file  
#'''<span id="Synchronize_button">Synchronize</span>''' - makes sure that each time you change the selection in the browser, the selected element is displayed in the [[element window]]. When this button is up, changing the selection in the browser has no effect on the content of the [[element window]]  
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#'''<span id="Synchronize_button">Synchronize</span>''' - makes sure that each time you change the selection in the [[browser]], the selected [[Glossary:Element|element]] is displayed in the [[element window]]. When this button is up, changing the selection in the [[browser]] has no effect on the content of the [[element window]]  
#'''Locate''' - find in the browser the element that is currently displayed in the [[element window]]. Note that you will not need this button if the '''Synchronize''' button (above) is down, in which case the [[element window]] will always display the element currently selected in the browser
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#'''Locate''' - find in the [[browser]] the [[Glossary:Element|element]] that is currently displayed in the [[element window]]. Note that you will not need this button if the '''Synchronize''' button (above) is down, in which case the [[element window]] will always display the [[Glossary:Element|element]] currently selected in the [[browser]]
 
 
  
 
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[[Image:Visual_browser.jpg|800px|SuperMemo: Element browser in the thumbs mode]]
 
[[Image:Visual_browser.jpg|800px|SuperMemo: Element browser in the thumbs mode]]
 
 
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<blockquote>
 
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'''''Figure:''' <span id="Visual browser">Element browser</span> in the thumbs mode''
''<span id="Visual browser">Element browser</span> in the thumbs mode''
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 18:40, 16 March 2016

Browser toolbar appears at the top of the browser window.

SuperMemo: Browser (with a toolbar at the top of it) with elements on History of War

Here are the functions of individual buttons from left to right:

  1. Main menu (Alt+F10) - open the browser menu otherwise available with a right-click over the browser window
  2. Subset menu - open a subset processing menu with operations on browser elements (same as Process browser> on the browser menu available with a right-click)
  3. Align - align the browser window with the element window for convenient review of elements in the browser. Note that the Synchronize button (below) must be down for displaying elements in the element window as the selection changes in the browser
  4. Visual browser - switch between table and thumbs modes (only in Windows Vista or later). In the thumbs mode, the browser displays element snapshots as thumbs (i.e. miniature images). The thumbs mode is useful when browsing through picture-rich collections (e.g. photo albums) (see: picture)
  5. Review all - review all material in the browser, e.g. before an exam (including elements that are not outstanding)
  6. Review topics - review all topics in the browser (including non-outstanding topics)
  7. Checked - open a child browser with all checked elements (checkmarks can be seen in the leftmost column of the browser).
  8. Unchecked - open a child browser with all unchecked elements
  9. Items - open a new browser with all items included in the present browser
  10. Topics - open a new browser with all topics included in the present browser
  11. Memorized - open a new browser with all memorized elements included in the present browser
  12. Sources - open sources of all elements in the browser. Sources are top-most topics from which sub-topics, extracts, sentences, cloze deletions and/or Q&A items have been generated in incremental reading
  13. Sort - sort the browser by the position of its elements in the contents tree (root first, first child of the root second, etc.)
  14. Postpone - postpone all outstanding elements included in the browser
  15. Advance topics - shorten the interval of topics listed in the browser. If you, for example, specify the maximum interval as 100, all topics with longer interval will receive intervals randomly dispersed within the 1..100 range. Topics with intervals shorter than 100 will remain untouched. Advance topics executes mid-interval repetition on the affected topics (unlike Advance items)
  16. Advance items - shorten the intervals of items listed in the browser. If you, for example, specify the maximum interval as 1000, all items with interval longer than 1000 will receive intervals randomly shortened so that to schedule a repetition between today or the day when the interval reaches 1000 days. All items repeated before 1000 days ago, will be scheduled for repetition today. Unlike Advance topics, Advance items shortens intervals without executing a mid-interval repetition (which would be illegal from the learning process standpoint as no repetition can be considered executed without you actually reviewing it). Important! Abusing this option can lead to serious side effects in learning such as inadvertently sending important items to very long intervals by lumped repetition of similar items in a very short period of time
  17. Add to outstanding - spread elements equally in the outstanding queue. The elements are not physically rescheduled in the collection (i.e. the repetition date does not change, and if the review does not take place, the scheduling will remain unchanged on the next day). This is the only case in SuperMemo where an element is outstanding while possibly being scheduled for review on a date later than today. Element priority increases slightly upon the success of the operation. Once the repetition is made, it is executed in the same way as other mid-interval repetitions. For an element to be added to the outstanding queue, the following conditions must be met:
    • element must be memorized
    • element cannot have been reviewed earlier on the same day (as of SuperMemo 16 you can override this requirement by answering No to Skip elements added or reviewed today?)
    • the new position in the outstanding queue must be less than the old position (if any)
  18. Spread priorities - set the priority of all elements in the browser (increase, decrease, or spread within a selected range)
  19. Apply template - apply a selected template to all elements in the browser
  20. Insert picture - add a selected picture to all elements in the browser
  21. Randomize (Ctrl+Shift+F11) - randomly mix up the contents of the browser. You can, for example, randomize the browser before scheduling its content for repetition with Schedule repetitions (below)
  22. Schedule repetitions - save the contents of the browser in today's repetition schedule. You will most likely want to use this button for optimizing the sequence of outstanding repetitions. You may, for example, begin the sequence with short-interval items, or with difficult items, or with most severely delayed items, or with long-interval topics, etc.
  23. Find (Alt+F and F3) - search for texts in the title column starting from the currently selected element
  24. View (Ctrl+Enter) - display the currently selected element in the element window. Note that you will not need this button if the Synchronize button (below) is down, in which case the element window will always display the element currently selected in the browser
  25. Save subset - save the contents of the browser into a subset file
  26. Synchronize - makes sure that each time you change the selection in the browser, the selected element is displayed in the element window. When this button is up, changing the selection in the browser has no effect on the content of the element window
  27. Locate - find in the browser the element that is currently displayed in the element window. Note that you will not need this button if the Synchronize button (above) is down, in which case the element window will always display the element currently selected in the browser

SuperMemo: Element browser in the thumbs mode

Figure: Element browser in the thumbs mode