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"
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
Is there a key binding for skipping the question? I find it's the only time I need to reach for the mouse
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?
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. ;)
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
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.
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.
Not on a computer keyboard. There is no long pressssssssssssssssssssssssss
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.
I found that just hitting Enter on the speaking questions activates listening mode on the microphone, at least on my Chromebook.
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-
Is there a shortcut key to display a new words definition instead of having to hover my mouse over the word ??
Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle between English and Hebrew fonts in Duolingo Hebrew?
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.
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?
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.
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...
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
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?
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.
The little green owl whispered that if you press ctrl + space the audio will repeat :))
the problem is that on my chromebook, that shortcut changes my keyboard between US and international settings...
same thing happens in Google Chrome for Mac. It works with Safari but I hate Safari :(
oh, I found the shortcut for Google Chrome for Mac. Ctrl + fn + Space -> Play the audio
Yeah, just hit Ctrl + Space for regular speed audio, and hit Ctrl + Shift + Space for slowed audio.