1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Russian
  4. >
  5. Any way to automatically swit…

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

November 6, 2015

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WanderingMonk

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WanderingMonk

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dovyuruk

That's it: IA is taking over. Actually, maybe it already has.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ianikeev

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ianikeev

I couldn't find the option. It installs with Russian UI even on the US English version of Windows.

Learn Russian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.