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https://www.duolingo.com/macduselheim

Proposal for a short cut button "Continue tree"!

Hi everyone,

I am missing an easy access button on top of the page for directly continuing Your skill tree where you stopped. Just analogue to the "practice skill" button we already have there. It should be just a tiny thing to add and I would appreciate not having to scroll down endlessly down my tree - given You have reached a higher level which many users have done after short time I think.

What do You think? :-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sparkle
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Since there are often several options for the next lesson in a tree, maybe it would be better to be able to collapse and expand sections? Then if you're advanced you can simply collapse the top few sections and see your next possible lessons. The expand/collapse button could then be gold or not depending on whether you need to refresh a skill in that section.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macduselheim

Very good idea! I support that! :-)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBryce

That sounds like a great feature that the Duolingo team should add!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amerath
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I completely agree. I was thinking that it would be good if you could filter your tree as well, or sort, so that your weakest skills appear at the top or you can hide your golden skills. I have completed my Italian tree and it is a lot more time consuming to check, after almost every lesson, which lessons have degraded. This is even more of an issue on ios app compared to browser.

Maybe it could be something like trivago where you can select the number of bars that you want to be visible (with the possibility of highlighting multiple) so you can see whichever option you want.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lieryan
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A solution implemented within the page itself is probably going to be much more convenient; but for the time being this can be done using a bookmarklet, create a bookmark of this link: Go to last unlocked skill (Duolingo)

If that link doesn't work, then use the bookmark functionality of your browser to create a bookmark containing this code:

<pre>javascript:{document.getElementById("home-nav").children[0].click();a=document.getElementsByClassName("unlocked");window.scrollTo(0,a[a.length-1].offsetTop-100);} </pre>

Once installed, you can just go to the tree skill page and open the bookmark to quickly scroll to the last skill item that you have unlocked. The bookmarklet only work when you're already in the skill tree page, if you're currently on another page, it won't take you to the skill tree page and won't work.

What is bookmarklet?

Bonus item:

Go to first non-gold skill (Duolingo):

<pre>javascript:{document.getElementById("home-nav").children[0].click();a=document.getElementsByClassName("unlocked");window.scrollTo(0,a[0].offsetTop-100);} </pre>
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Reply24 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macduselheim

Looks nice, but didn't worked out when I tried it. Maybe my pc settings are poor - or rather me with computers!? :-P Could You please describe how to use it exactly - for dummies like me? #-)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lieryan
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What browser are you using? Are you able to install the bookmarklet? or are you having trouble with using it? Note that you must already be in the Skill Tree page for the bookmarklet to work. You can find a browser specific tutorial for installing bookmarklets here: http://marklets.com/FAQ.aspx#howDoIAddABookmarkletToMyBrowser

PS: I've just modified the bookmarklet so it will work whenever you are on any Duolingo pages; or to be more precise, whenever Duolingo's top navigation bar home button is present. Remove any existing bookmarklets and bookmark the new one.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zoey473

I just drag any link onto my "Bookmark Bar" in Chrome browser (for example, i drag Duolingo "Home") , and right click ("Home"), select "Edit..." and replace the original link (in this case, www.duolingo.com) with the highlighted text in @lieryan 's post. accordingly.

Bookmarklet is just a bookmark, but instead of using http links, it's a little tiny javascript link.

I hope this helps. Cheers

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zoey473

thank you, it works!!! AHH!!

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IWinAgain

YES! Let's add this! In fact I was just thinking about this possible feature this morning!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MalloryBlaise
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I'm thinking that this would be a slight waste of time, time that Duolingo could be spending on better things. It doesn't really take that long to scroll down the tree - no offence, of course. It's a good idea, just not one that I really think should take priority.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yerrick
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As a counterpoint, internal links in HTML take less than 1 minute to write; and the visual and textual components of buttons like "Real world practice" are already defined in the page's stylesheets, meaning that the buttons are generated on the fly; so there would be very little coding and no new graphic design necessary. Assuming it was in the same style as the other buttons (and why not?), it would even be automatically updated to any new page design in the future.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Veekhr
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But every user taking 30 seconds to scroll down to the right lesson every day adds up to a lot. 25 wasted hours every day per 3000 users.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MalloryBlaise
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30 seconds isn't that bad, but I get your point.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo
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Luis, in his original TED talk about Captcha, states that on average people took 10 seconds to type in a Captcha, thus yearly people were wasting inconscionable amounts of time typing in Captcha. That's how he came up with the idea for ReCaptcha.

Duolingo users may be fewer than Captcha or reCaptcha users, but I'm pretty sure they'd be willing to add a button so that those 30 seconds are used 1) learning 2) translating.

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https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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I enjoy scrolling down and seeing what I have learned and seeing how much I have done, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment, besides, I can see what I need to refresh. Usually everyday I open in multiple tabs and practice all the skills before and near to the one I am working one, as well as a bunch of random ones I do not know that well.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathemajician

I would love to see this as well.

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[deactivated user]

    Excellent idea.

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