System bugs - what to do
In Firefox the audio does not work. This resists restarting the browser. Have not tried a system restart yet. In Chrome frequently the screen is not properly painted, remaining all white. Here re-sizing the window may work. In IE when a lesson is submitted the system may timeout and return you to the page with the lesson unlearned. I find that logging out and restarting the browser helps with this.
All browsers are most recent general relaese versions, and this is a Windows 7 PC with automatic Microsoft updating.
If anyone has suggestions about how to hande these issues please post. Duolingo is very good, much better than other language systems I have tried, but it is proving hard to use.
@rocko2012. Thanks, I checked out that my Firefox/Flasplayer were current versions. In the process I found the Firefox problem. There is an AddOn called Flashblock which I have switchedd on. Instesad of showing Flash it shows a static window and when you click the window (if you do) the Flash runs. Fine, but Duolingo gets round this and runs anyweay - except the sound! Solution add duolingo.com to the Flashblock whitelist.
Right. Flash is foul. And it dopesn't wortk on the iPad (no, really, it doesn't). I switch off the microphone part because the quality is poor and it is profoundly discouraging when trying to learn. Basically why I stopped LiveMocha. They should put the icon up and cherck for the plugin. Also they should create a place where people can put fixes. Better than this little entry. After all these issues have come up before but I could not find them.