https://www.duolingo.com/PolyDuoCat

Is there a way to separate out sentences so we don't have to keep switching keyboards?

It would be easier if we could do all the sentences where we type in one language together then do all the sentences where we type in another.

It is very frustrating going back and forth.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

Try this: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/14996825 (requires Chromium-based browser)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyDuoCat

Thanks. That is an interesting suggestions though, if I am reading that right, it's for typing in English and having it convert it? I would like to type in Cyrillic, I would just prefer to do the lessons separately.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

It saves you from the need to switch the locale. You still need to type in Latin and Cyrillic in corresponding exercises.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ema439209
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Thanks for the link. It works, just type as I would after toggling without the toggling between English and Russian. WHAT A LIFE SAVER! Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFaber
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Have you tried using a shortcut? On Windows I switch between keyboards by simply pressing Alt+Shift.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/territrades
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Yes, on Ubuntu I have mapped keyboard change to the right windows key. Works like a charm.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyDuoCat

No, I wasn't looking for another way to switch back and forth. Just a way to do them separately. I guess the answer is there is no way to that on Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jannelies1

I don't think it is frustrating... But then again, I use Alt+shift to switch.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MCahalan

On Windows 10 if you have the Russian language package installed you can quick switch with ALT+SHIFT. Also a bit of insight for any gamers, it does work while you are ingame too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patfinegan
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I use the Windows key + Space bar shortcut but frequently wind up typing nonsense character strings because I'm gazing at the keyboard rather than the screen. That's because I still "hunt and peck" in Cyrillic -- mentally mapping я to z, ч to x, etc. as I type. When I glance up, I find I typed with the wrong keyboard enabled and have to delete and retype everything.

So I never do timed exercises in DL Russian. In DL German for English Speakers, I can stick with the German keyboard and type answers comfortably in both languages. The same holds for French but not Russian. Keyboard toggling definitely slows me down.

Someday perhaps I'll be able to type Cyrillic characters swiftly without glancing down but until then, I'm with you. It would be terrific if we could elect to front- or back-load all the questions that required answering by typing in Cyrillic. I doubt this will ever become a development priority, but it is a nice "wish list" item -- especially as DL expands into other languages with truly "alien" keyboards, e.g., Korean, Greek, Thai, Farsi and Hindi. I like the suggestion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stevie_Z

On the mobile app if you have the keyboard installed (takes seconds on iPhone) it will automatically switch depending on if your task is to type in Russian or English (or your native language). On keyboard for me it's "window key+space bar."

1 year ago

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Yes, the iOS does this very well. Unfortunately the mobile app is lacking in many useful features in comparison to the web browser version. If Duo could put the full web version on the mobile version, then we would have a winner!

1 year ago

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I'm with you there. I have Russian cyrillic input and Japanese hiragana input in addition to English and I am always using the wrong keyboard. I get so confused I start typing the English translation into the "type what you hear" exercises.

I don't think there is a solution to this currently but it would be nice if there was one.

1 year ago
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