https://www.duolingo.com/qbufm07

Keyboard shortcuts

Is there a spot on this website that shows the keyboard shortcuts?

I have found that if you are on a question that contains checkboxes, you can press 1, 2, or 3 to check the appropriate box and press the enter key to "check" and "continue"

May 27, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/rpierce2011

If anybody is wondering about other keyboard shortcuts: Enter = submit answer; 1, 2, 3 = select multiple choice answers; Arrow up, arrow down = navigate dropdown lists; Ctrl + Space = replay audio; Ctrl + Shift + Space = replay audio slower

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebiian

Is there a key binding for skipping the question? I find it's the only time I need to reach for the mouse

May 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/thedavidcraven

I fear not. Unfortunately.

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bergenhopps

Thanks! Helpful answer, pierce!

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/42piratas

Thaaaaaannnnkkk youuuuu!

October 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/severinparker

Thanks

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/comx

Thanks!

March 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/igarash

Thank you dude.

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Whom

http://duolingo.com/#/help You can find the Help link at the bottom of the page.

June 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/qbufm07

Do you know what the keyboard shortcut is for the special characters with the umlauts are? I also have to use the mouse for that as well?

May 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/mdsawyermd

In windows, install the U.S. International keyboard. You can switch between keyboards with WINDOWS+SPACE. Then, for example, to type è on the international keyboard, you'd type ~, e. It takes a bit of getting used to, since to type a ' you need to hit the ' and then the space bar etc, but once you get used to it, it's almost as nice as the Mac shortcut keys. Almost. ;)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/306560/how-to-use-the-united-states-international-keyboard-layout-in-windows

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dergachev

I recommend switching keyboard layouts. On a mac, there's even a keyboard viewer. http://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/29440342/screenshots/VRTHHJ-2012.12.15-14.44.png

December 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/haydenleetaylor

On a mac you use the alt/option key. Option+e creates this accent: ´ and then if you want a certain letter under that, you just type it next so ´becomes é or á. Option+u for ¨/ü/ö/ï etc. Just try option + something till you find the write letter to create the needed diacritical mark.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mglongman

just hold down the letter you want to accentuate, and a numbered list of accents will appear above the letter; then you just select the number that corresponds to the accent you want to use.

August 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TimCheney

Not on a computer keyboard. There is no long pressssssssssssssssssssssssss

November 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

Is there a keyboard shortcut for the microphone to turn it into listening mode for speaking exercises? I always use the keyboard, but to activate the microphone I need to use the mouse. Chrome browser, Windows.

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/67Mr1

I found that just hitting Enter on the speaking questions activates listening mode on the microphone, at least on my Chromebook.

January 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LosBerkos

The shortcuts list is cleverly hidden from view on the help page, here's the direct link: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204642284-How-can-I-navigate-lessons-with-the-keyboard-

September 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael-Earls

Is there a shortcut key to display a new words definition instead of having to hover my mouse over the word ??

May 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilLong2

Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle between English and Hebrew fonts in Duolingo Hebrew?

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rkantos

I'd like a button for that for other languages as well... The correct term would be to be able to toggle between Hebrew/Arabic/Cyrillic/Hangul/Chinese/Japanese and phonetic ! I will probably look in to making a simple javascript function for it..

December 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark.Chandler

Sometimes you need to hit Tab first, before the page will recognise an Enter key for "Check".

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mossisen

Is there no keyboard shortcut to start recording? I really think that would be useful in timed practices, as all the other exercise forms have keyboard shortcuts for submitting answers.

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Archaetect

"Enter" does.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/punikaO

Thanks for this. I can almost go through a lesson by just using thekeyboard. Only for the explanations of new words do I have to switch to the mouse to open the hover-overs. Is there any shortcut for that?

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bleausard

Is there any shortcut to skip a question? In the timed practice, it is almost impossible to read and translate any longer question and I would love to skip through without switching to mouse.

January 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MakisH

Is there a shortcut to return to the "home" page of Duolingo from a skill page? I could set one for my OS, but I was just wondering...

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OrangeBurrito

Is this thread dead? The last comment was 11 months ago.

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

I helped myself now and created an Chrome extension, so you can also use the space bar now to activate the microphone (mouse no longer required). https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airport1-duolingo-improve/ldgljcgmfgjjjenhdoklnfciiaklochp

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexWold1

I hit some keys, not sure which, and got a screen during a lesson with the initial teaching lesson. I don't know how I got it, and I couldn't figure out how to get out of it. I ended up starting the lesson all over. Anyone know how to get the teaching points to come up and how to then get out of it?

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lycanroc22

yes

February 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/norto2

Is there a shortcut to switch between word bank and keyboard?

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EbiDK

I haven't seen any, but it would be nice with a list. I would like to know what the shortcut is to replay the spoken parts, it's kinda annoying to have to use the mouse for that when I can do everything else with the keyboard.

May 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanAntun

The little green owl whispered that if you press ctrl + space the audio will repeat :))

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GreaTeacheRopke

the problem is that on my chromebook, that shortcut changes my keyboard between US and international settings...

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/seraph9888

yes this happens to me too.

May 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mm000012

same thing happens in Google Chrome for Mac. It works with Safari but I hate Safari :(

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mm000012

oh, I found the shortcut for Google Chrome for Mac. Ctrl + fn + Space -> Play the audio

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nolanreh24

Yeah, just hit Ctrl + Space for regular speed audio, and hit Ctrl + Shift + Space for slowed audio.

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JackJacobs20

mmmmmmmmmmm

January 24, 2018
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