Wow, I have to pat myself on the back
...because I kept watching for the Russian course to come out in beta. I was on it the day it did... I was the 48th person to sign up! Already there are 24,200 learners!
Now for a question -- is there any convenient way to switch from an English keyboard to a cyrillic one? I am using the drop-down menu at the top of my MacBook. It's rather slow and cumbersome to continually switch back and forth, especially if you are doing timed practice.
You can change the shortcut key to anything you want, I have mine on the Apple key + 0.
To change it, just click the flag st the top right, as you would to change language but click 'open keyboard preferences' then press 'shortcuts' then press 'input sources' and where it says 'select the previous input shorce' double click the shortcut key found on the right, and then type whatever you want the new shortcut key to be. For example hold down the apple key and 0 at the same time for the setting I have. I believe the default option is Apple key and space bar, but I didn't like that. You can change it to anything you wish.
Wow. Very, very cool. I wish I had seen this before the advice above, which helped me know there was a solution but required me to experiment around until I discovered it. Your article really spells it out, and helped me find another really useful thing - the keyboard and symbol viewers. Thanks!
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