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

Where has the general strengthen skills button gone?

I am currently learning German(finished), Spanish, and Hebrew. On all of these I have been able to do a strengthen skills for no particular skill but for whichever the program chooses. Until, that is, yesterday, when the button seems to have disappeared. Can anyone tell me what has happened?

June 24, 2016

17 Comments


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

I am afraid I don't know why this happens, but several people have experienced it.
It usually makes the button disappear if you switch languages. Doing a full reload of the page should make it return, though.
To get a better idea of why it only happens to some users, would you mind telling me which browser and operating system you are working with?


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

I am using Chrome on Windows 7.


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

It seems to be a problem that only appears for users of Chrome, albeit across all OSs.
From what I read in other threads, the problem is known to the duolingo developers and they are working on it.
Does refreshing the whole page help?


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

Yes, it does actually. Could the problem be partly to do with the amount of languages, as it has only happened since I started Hebrew?


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

I don't think so. While it definitely happens after switching between languages, the number of languages one learns should not be important there.
Apparently the problem first appeared after Hebrew was released, but it seems to also affect users who do not learn Hebrew.


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

Hi, could you please edit your original post and change the topic from "Duolingo" to "Troubleshooting"? YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE A NEW POST. Just edit this one.

That will put this post with the other bug/glitch reports where the developers can track this better. Thanks!


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

OK, done it I think.


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

My Russian course still has that button, both on the web version and on the Android app.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woden123

It happens to me on Safari. Reload brings it back.


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

I see it happen occasionally throughout the day too, and I've just taken it as a weird defect of my browser's rendering the code. I've not tried anything other than Chrome, though, so who knows.


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

Chrome and Windows? 8 or 10? (I really want to find out how and for whom this happens.)


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

I'm on a Mac. But it seems, from other comments, that it might be a general Chrome issue.


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

Nope, I'm on Firefox, and it's happening for me too.


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

You're the first non-Chrome user. Sadly, there is no prize for that. Does the workaround of reloading the page help at least?


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

Yep, reloading works fine. So, a weird but minor inconvenience.


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

It's a simple "Practice" link now on the top right corner (assuming you're talking about the app version).

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