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

Annoying bug - scrolling to top of the screen when working on translations

This has just been happening in the past couple of days (using Google Chrome) - when you're translating a sentence that is far down the page, most mouse clicks (such as clicking "submit", "show best translation", rating a translation or even double clicking to select a word) cause the page to auto-scroll back to the top. I think pressing "enter" to submit has the same effect.

I had this happen a lot the other day when translating French and Spanish, and it happened again earlier today when I translated a sentence of this: http://duolingo.com/#/translation/0af6240a6c4c717b91a408f8e1a0422e as part of mastering a lesson. It doesn't seem to happen every time since I didn't get the bug just now when picking a translation via the "Translations" tab.

I'm using Google Chrome. Thanks in advance for the help.

February 14, 2013

26 Comments


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

We're trying to look into this guys, but we can't reproduce the problem. Any help you can give us would be appreciated.


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

Update: We have found the cause of this and will deploy a fix this afternoon. For now, the problem can be solved by refreshing the pace once.


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

also, does this happen on the first sentence or after pressing "next sentence"?


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

It happens on any mouse click event. I was able to click anywhere on the page and the autoscroll would activate. Maybe a jquery issue. It resolved itself when I force reloaded the skill page.


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

In my case, it continually happened on a recently added article in which all but two of the sentences were 100% completed. Spanish


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

does this only happen when you do a translation as part of mastering a skill or also when you come from the "Translations" tab in the top bar?


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

For me I only noticed it when going from the Translations tab. I had just done previously a lesson which included translations and didn't notice it then. BTW - on a quick test just now (The Bill Gates) article from the Translations tab, the problem did not occur.


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

I just went directly to the translations tab. I do this occasionally, when I have not progressed to the translations in the lesson. I do this optional translation because I feel I have to earn my keep around here. I have never noticed it within the lesson sections. Spanish


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

Yesterday it wasn't happening for either reason, but today it is back to the auto-scrolling again, coming from mastering a French lesson (http://duolingo.com/#/skill/fr/Questions). I refreshed the translation page and it stopped.


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

Agree, it makes translation very unrewarding :) Also happens with space bar... I'm using Firefox 18.0.2 and was translating French. Seemed to happen all the time for me. I've only just returned to the site after a couple of week's break,. This is the first time I've experienced it.


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

Actually, make that unusable. I went back to try again,.Now, it completey jumps to the top completely hiding the passage being translated. In fact this page is doing it also. As soon as I click inside this edit box after having focus elsewhere there is a scroll to top action.


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

It happened to me to.


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

I get the same bug when middle-clicking any link to open it in a background tab.


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