https://www.duolingo.com/centime

page scrolling

I would love to see the DL site "remember" where I had scrolled to. In the Skill Tree and in General Discussions, after clicking the browser back, one must re-scroll to where they were.

December 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/delapouite

Another related suggestion : put a link at the top of the skill tree to jump to the next non-finished lesson.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Just in case: if you open discussions in new tabs, you will never have to go back and rescroll.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

I do this, but really this is just a bandaid fix to circumvent an annoying design decision. For the life of me I do not understand why people think infinite scroll should be used in forums or shopping settings. Bring back pagination!

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Actually, I'm surprised anyone even uses just clicks and going back. Everyone around me uses tabbed browsing, and infinite scroll works great.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

I would have to disagree regarding infinite scroll. This probably works with simple content that has few pages, but never with a lot of content, in addition it wastes bandwidth needlessly, since it requires you to keep on scrolling until you reach the right "page". Imagine if Duolingo upgrades its vocabulary to 10000 words per language, and you have to scroll through 200 pages to reach the group of words(e.g. those starting with letter G) you are looking for.

In addition, in the forums one would waste time to go through several pages if the aim is simply to see the last page of the user discussion(you have to load all the page up to the sentence). This is particularly problematic in immersion, especially in big articles where you have to struggle to find a particular page, and go back and forth till you find the sentence where you last stopped.

This is like going back to the VCR/tapes days where to reach a song/movie/audio section you had to rewind or fast-forward the tape, and overtime damaging it or in the case of websites wasting bandwidth by downloading unnecessary content over, and over again.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

Hey, I use tabs. What's annoying is "man there was a hot dress near the end of the selection - oh great, now get to scroll through 50 pages worth of content to find it!". The inability to link to a specific content area. I'm pretty sure the, and I'm ashamed to admit I've forgotten the word from school, the time it takes a user to complete an action, is higher this way (actually maybe it isn't, it depends how you surf I suppose & the speed with which you can locate the now obsolete tab and close it).

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/centime

If I understand your suggestion correctly, it would not help. When one scrolls down the Discussions page, finds an interesting topic, clicks it, reads it, clicks on browser BACK button, the Discussion page is now at the top. It works the same way if one clicks on the Blue Duolingo Arrow button at the upper-left of each topic page

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

If you open the interesting topic in a new tab by middle-clicking it or by right-clicking and selecting "Open in new tab", the Discussion page will be left as is on the old tab and you will read your discussion in another tab. The "Back" button is not even active because you just opened this new tab and there is no browsing history for it yet. Then, you close the specific discussion tab and continue browsing the main Discussion page.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd

The middle click or right click that you mention work fine. However, the command key + left click (or whatever it is in windows) doesn't work which is a very standard behavior for other websites. Probably, because the javascript in duolingo is messing up with it and it should definitely be fixed.

December 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sjrb

Yeah, I've found this to be quite annoying as well.

December 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe

The javascript makes it super difficult for mobile (I really need to get another labtop or something without ARM tech). I can almost always look up a word or two in another tab with google translate to check what list of words they have, but anything else reloads everything. Oh, and scrolling! Holy crap! I have to wait and click on something until it highlights (asking if I want to load it in another page) just to make sure I don't mistakenly click something that I passed on the way there. It could just be a crappy mobile, but I want to do immersion, and I don't have a real pc atm.

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/centime

Ah, I get it now. I learned something today. Thanks for taking the time to explain it!

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

That would be great. It's a real time waste as it is.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Or just open a new tab with the middle mouse button. If you have one of those mac pads, or one of their mouses, right click (that's put two fingers down on the pad) and add a new tab. It will keep your scroll progress.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tazio21

I agree. This drives me crazy because you have to continually scroll down to pick up where you left off. Please fix this.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/WorthGreen

I am chagrin that individual Words on the Words page will no longer "pop-up" a definition or open in a new tab. It means that one must refine one's place in the list each time a Word is opened. Not good! My browser is set to permit new tabs with Command (click on link). Duolingo should allow the pop up short definitions as before, or permit opening the words in a new tab. When one is dealing with a list of several thousand words it is most inconvenient. While I am at it, I don't like the new look of the sit as well as I liked the old look.

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