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https://www.duolingo.com/Oscar.Tov

Any way to automatically switch keyboards in middle of exercise?

I use my Latin keyboard when translating out of Russian, and then have to switch back to Russian when translating into it.

Anybody know of a way to rig it so that I don't have to be switching all the time? It's a minor inconvenience during timed practice.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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If it is a pc  Shift+Alt should make it quicker.

if it is a mac Command+spacebar

but you may have to go to settings to disable that shortcut from opening spotlight search

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oscar.Tov

I know the shortcuts, just looking for a way to make it even faster (automatic) haha!

I have three keyboards (English, German and Russian) so I have them bound to CTRL+ 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

I'd happily delete the English keyboard, thereby making Shift+Alt useful again, since I only ever use the German one now (even for English) but it's the default so I can't delete it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
WanderingMonk
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Remember that movie Firefox with Clint Eastwood? The computer in that Russian plane was controlled by his thoughts, maybe that's what we need. Maybe a future Firefox browser update will have that. lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
Dovyuruk
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That's it: IA is taking over. Actually, maybe it already has.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ianikeev
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You may want to look into Punto Switcher https://punto.yandex.ru/ Personally, I don't like it, because it does not always correctly guess the language, and using Alt+Shift quickly becomes second nature. Anyway, if you want to try it, pay extra attention while installing it, as it may try and install lots of other Yandex services.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oscar.Tov

That looks like exactly what I need. Does it come with an English-language UI? I'll make do if not, but it would obviously be helpful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ianikeev
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I couldn't find the option. It installs with Russian UI even on the US English version of Windows.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/somelauw
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Maybe this.

2 years ago