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

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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

November 6, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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

November 6, 2015

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

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

November 6, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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

Maybe this.

November 6, 2015
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