[Userscript/css] WaniKani Obvious Review Type

Don’t you hate it when you type in the correct vocabulary answer, before noticing it was a radical or kanji review? I hate that too.

Here’s a tiny userscript (css really) to make the type of review item more obvious, by changing the position based on item type: radical (left), kanji (middle), or vocabulary (right).


For me, this makes it unmistakable which one I’m being asked for (because apparently changing the color, size, or label text aren’t enough for my feeble brain).

Reminds me of a favorite saying “You can make something fool proof, but you can’t make it damn-fool proof” :slight_smile: Doesn’t stop me from trying though! Enjoy!

// ==UserScript==
// @name        WaniKani Obvious Review Type
// @author       jeff8v7
// @description Shows review item type in a more obviuos way: radicals on left, kanji in middle, vocabulary on right.
// @version     1.0.1
// @include     https://www.wanikani.com/review/session*
// @run-at      document-end
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==

var css = '\
div#character.vocabulary       { padding-left: 25vw; background-image: linear-gradient(to left, #a0f, #9300dd) !important } \
div#character.vocabulary + div { padding-left: 25vw; } \
div#character.vocabulary + div + div form fieldset input { padding-left: 25vw; } \
div#character.radical       { padding-right: 25vw; background-image: linear-gradient(to right, #0af, #0093dd) !important; } \
div#character.radical + div { padding-right: 25vw; } \
div#character.radical + div + div form fieldset input { padding-right: 25vw; } \
';

$('body').append('<style type="text/css">'+css+'</style>');```
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PS: Notice anything special about that radical review above? Yep - level 1 - got my first burns today :slight_smile:

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Thought it’s obvious by the color, plus it’s written what kind of type it is. But I guess it’s different for everyone ¯\(ツ)

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True - it does seem obvious at first, but just give yourself a few months, and you’ll see what I mean. This likely isn’t helpful until you’re going through 100~200 reviews daily :slight_smile:

@Alchyy - Welcome to Wanikani by the way! I see this is your first post :slight_smile:

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Yeah, started a week ago, thanks :smiley: