[OBSOLETE] Wanikani Override ("ignore answer button")

I made this thread to assure people they can still use this script! There is some confusion among users about it because the original thread says [no longer supported] but has since been reposted and maintained on Greasyfork.org

(very old picture from original script creators thread)

Note: my version of the script uses the ESC key as a shortcut because it’s more universally accessible as opposed to the original ~ (which is not handy on azerty keyboards for example). Other shortcuts are possible if ya ask about it.

Note2: if you rather have ~ as a shortcut, feel free to go here: Wanikani Override. I did not post it, so I can’t fix any issues if they would arise (not probable though)

Post any question or problems here from now on!


  • Click the red button in the lower right corner to ignore your answer
  • Use the shortcut ESC (escape key)


  • Make sure you have the Greasemonkey (Firefox) or Tampermonkey (other browsers) add-on installed, so you can enjoy userscripts.
  • Go to Wanikani Override
  • Click the green button

HELP! How to install/edit user scripts guide:

Quiet Mode: Don't want to draw attention to yourself?
Kanji/Vocab Corrections headache with On/Kun readings
Forever over 100 Apprentice
Confusing "Reading" and "Meaning" During Reviews - Leeway?
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
Essential Scripts / Addons for New Users
[Userscript]: Double-Check (Version 2.x)
Correct answers marked as wrong
Wanikani Override Userscript 1.1.2 ("Ignore Answer" Button) [No longer supported]
Levelling up faster?!
Let's praise these USERSCRIPTS and their awesome CREATORS
Level 10 in a nutshell
WaniKani Routine Thread
The New And Improved List Of API and Third Party Apps
Can you still install override script?
[Unsupported] App Store script
Guardrails in WaniKani
Quick quide to fast unlocks [Use at your own risk, skipping items is generally not a good thing in the long run]
Typo button?
A script for fixing/retrying wrong answer
Sinyaven reached level 60!
Common WK Mistakes
Typing Glitch
Making typos
[Unmaintained] Active Japanization Classroom (AJC)
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
Race to Your Goal! December 2020 JLPT
Could we have "close" option instead of just pass and fail?
What a silly thing. (no more rudeness :))
Yet another warning not to abuse the override script from someone who did
Do over chance when putting kanji reading for vocab?
[Userscript] auto-commit; the end of the enter key
I am sometimes mixing up kanji and related vocab :)
Have you noticed the Kanji / Vocab imbalance?
WaniKani Override Program update?
Be a little more forgiving if I enter kanji reading for vocab?
Too busy celebrating Level 2... did not notice the 45 lessons ahead
New Content not so Optional After All
Reviews suddenly up 60-80 in the morning
Stuck on Loading Screen with Override script
Powerpunching my way to the golden badge! (AKA my level 60 thread)
My reviews usually end in 60-80%
Oops, lost my master rank
Does Wanikani listen to feedback
Warning when reading given for meaning and vice versa instead of incorrect
I've climbed the WaniKani summit, yet there are many mountains left to climb
Meaning and reading visual difference
How mad do you get at wanikani?
Script to undo answer
Random thoughts after 1 year on WaniKani
Onyomi/Kunyomi Errors
Opps Button
Sometimes I enter the on'yomi on the meaning page
Fix for Mis-inputing?
Unfair answer outcome
My WaniKani Level 60 Experience
Can't ignore answer anymore
Can't ignore answer anymore
My Level 60 thoughts
How the hell do people go through levels so fast?
Disabling Kanji readings?
My Journey of 352 days
Lvl 60! Reflections and some handy habits I learned along the way
Is there a 'redo' script?
Quiet Mode: Don't want to draw attention to yourself?
The description says I'm right
Oh, Come On! Closest Wrong Answers thread
Why do you fail single Kanji vocabulary words if you put in the kanji reading?
(Obsolete) [UserScript] WaniKani Double Check
Wanikani screenshots :camera_flash:
Happy New Year – Happy Level 60
Question from a french/non perfect english speaker about WaniKani
The worst feeling ever
Can you guys add an override for when you get a question wrong?
Finally level 60 😃✌️
Theres no tolerance for near-miss like this?
Wanikani Frequently Freezes Up
I am the Kanji Master™ (Lv 60 self-indulgement post)
Starting WaniKani for December N2 prep/review?
Sometimes it's just not your day
Accuracy screenshots
Remove words from reviews
Creating better mnemonics for radicals
Yo WaniKani, more synonyms couldn't hurt

Is it possible to ignore a Right answer, making it Retype?


if you don’t have any scripts installed with a lightning-mode-like functionality (so it automatically submits right answers), then I think that should be possible.

EDIT: no sorry i misread. It will ignore it (giving you a second chance), so technically you would have to mistype it the next time it comes up in your review

Sorry, it’s me who mistyped it.

Thanks for adding this much appreciated!! Should I use Tampermonkey for Safari then? I’m a newbie here and a bit of techno peasant too, can I just install as easily as it seems for greasyfork if you know that?? Sorry I get a bit nervous messing around with scripts and adding terminal commands etc… I seem to create way more headaches for myself and end up with a mess!! I’m just horrible at typing and need something for overriding my typos… and ADD probably deosn’t help either…lol.
Thanks for posting this!!

apparently, it can’t ignore a correct answer because the original creator probably thought that wasn’t something people would want.

Do you want this because sometimes WK accepts wrong answers that are in the typo-correction range or something?

1 Like

terminal commands? These are not scripts like the ones you execute from a CLI. You usually just install them with the click of a button.

So you should install Tampermonkey for safari (possibly from here ) .
Greasyfork is just a website that hosts all the scripts. Usually a thread on here links to the script page on greasyfork, but some scripts over there don’t have topics on WK.

If you need help with installing the user script itself, I made a visual guide for it (which was already linked in your previous thread I think) but can also be found here at the bottom of the OP. The visual guide doesn’t have Safari included because at the time it was made either practically nobody used Tampermonkey on safari or it wasn’t available for Safari yet. But I’ve heard people say it works, so by all means try it out. Just follow the steps for Chrome then. They should be the same.

1 Like

Cheers, thanks for that, I’ll give it a shot later. I’ll let you know how I make out if that alright? Don’t be suprised if I don’t get it right…lol.

I disabled No Cigar to allow typo-correction for the sake of speed, but sometimes I just want to turn Right --> Wrong.

I did it through WK Double Check anyways.

1 Like

I actually didn’t want to use this.But now I just feel that I have to, after failing a few vocabularies.
I hope I can control myself and not use it unless I really have a good reason.

The reason is the beginner vocabularies meanings.
上げる - To raise or To raise something
I chose to add “something” since it was that transitive version of the verb.
So then the next vocab:
入れる - To insert
And I enter “To insert something”, again since it also is a transitive version of the verb. And get an error.
Argh!! I just don’t want to be held back by such silly details. But maybe vocab doesn’t hold you back? Only Kanji and Radicals?

Anyway, let’s hope I will have good self control (I should have, since there’s no reason to cheat!)

1 Like

Vocabulary terms won’t affect your leveling progress, but building a large number of leeches will eventually drown you in reviews.

Rather than using “something” on transitive verbs I think it’s more common to use “be” on the intransitive verb:

上げる - to raise
上がる - to be raised

見る - to see
見える - to be seen

Ect… Perhaps someone more well versed with grammar can give a more appropriate suggestion.


It depends. You are right in some cases, but in others adding something or someone is better.
For example, 起きる and 起こす. Jisho lists both as “to wake up”, but the latter is transitive and means “to wake (someone) up”.


Add a synonym with “something” in it?


Thanks to this script, I can Burn items!

In 4 months, the English translation has already transformed into Japanese comprehension… Sometimes, my typing of English word changed, but I have quite sure I can remember the meaning.


I am not sure why but this script is not loading any longer. no more ignore button. I don’t think it loads at all.

Please be more specific when you say that. With the information you wrote, there’s no way I can help you.

Which browser do you use? Was it working before and did it just stop working recently? Have you recently installed a new user script that might have caused it to stop working? etc.

For me it works on both firefox and chrome.

1 Like

Make sure it’s still enabled in Greasemonkey / Tampermonkey. Check for errors reported on the Javascript console (press F12, click on Console tab)

1 Like

thanks. I reinstalled everything and thankfully it is back in working order!

Joining the request of adding the option of ignoring correct answers - sometimes WK accepts answers as “close enough” but I know I meant something completely different than the intended answer, and I find the no cigar script too frustrating.

1 Like

Is this one still working?
I installed it due to Double Check going down after an update last night, but I don’t see it… Maybe both went down D=