SuperMemo Commander

Introducing SuperMemo Commander

Throughout its 20 year development (the Delphi line), SuperMemo for Windows has been enabled with a multitude of options available in a myriad of contexts. All of them implemented with an intention to improve the learning experience. The feature set is always being reorganized and often pruned. By embracing the NUI (Natural User Interface) design philosophy we have gone as far as to intentionally avoid adding new buttons, menu items, options, etc. Yet we keep receiving complaints from confused students.

Newer SuperMemos attempt to relieve the feature bloat by introducing SuperMemo Commander (available with Tools : Commander; alternatively, and more quickly, press Ctrl+Enter). The tool makes it possible for you to quickly execute (often deeply-buried) commands via mnemonic keyboard shortcuts. Only the hardest to access options have been included in the Commander list. The list is open to changes upon user suggestions. The names of commands can be changed by the user.

SuperMemo: SuperMemo Commander (available with Tools : Commander; alternatively, and more quickly, with Ctrl+Enter) allows of fast execution of commands via mnemonic keyboard shortcuts

For example, to open the Sleep Chart press:

  1. Ctrl+Enter - to open SuperMemo Commander
  2. S - for Sleep Chart mnemonic. This will limit the list to only those commands beginning with s
  3. Down arrow repeatedly to move down to Sleep Chart'
  4. Enter

You can create an alias for a selected mnemonic keyboard shortcut. To do that:

  1. Select the command in the first Command column
  2. Click Rename (Alt+R) to the right
  3. In the Command name dialog box, type the new name, and click OK

Available commands

The command set is easily expandable in future updates to SuperMemo 17. If you cannot remember a shortcut or need to often use a command available from a deeply nested menu or a button that is not part of your layout, send your request for new commands via e-mail.

SuperMemo Commander dialog box

In the top part of the dialog box, you can see the following three columns:

At the bottom, against the yellow background, you can read the description of the currently selected command.