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https://www.duolingo.com/centime

enable microphone

centime
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I would like to see a button in the lessons that would enable the microphone just as we now have a button to disable the microphone. Currently, if we disable the microphone during a lesson we cannot enable until after we complete the lesson. Sometimes DL gets stuck during a speaking lesson and the only way forward for me is to disable the microphone. It would be helpful if I could turn it on again.

4 years ago

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/zahraa975

i really dont get how you actually use the mic even though i have enabled it on settings

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SueVanHattum

DL told me to click on the microphone, and I don't see it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VictorFodo1

i don't see the mic either. i am using the DL app on a tablet with Windows10

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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Hi centime,

You can enable your microphone. Just go to your settings and you will see microphone and 2 buttons next to it, push on the "on" button and then on "save changes". Have fun practicing :)!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centime
centime
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If you navigate to the Settings area during a DL lesson you loose your progress and must start over. I tried enabling the microphone from DL open in a second browser tab, but it does not change the microphone setting in DL open in the first browser tab.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
seby-07
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Try to refresh your first tab, altough I think either way you do need to start over with your progress, no matter what way possible...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dylan_Nicholson

This is probably the single most frustrating bug in Duolingo, but as a web developer I can sort of understand - presumably it fetches the settings at the start of the lesson and stores them in memory for the whole lesson. You probably can do it by tweaking with in-page Javascript variables, but it's not the easiest code to reverse engineer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoisFreema

Thank-you! I don't know how it got turned off ...but I couldn't use the mic in any of the lessons in multiple browsers.... Haven't been online using duolingo since Xmas!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clare476104

I've tried that but it has never worked

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dennys_97

I am using DL on a Galaxy 2 Tablet. When I selected the "can't talk now" feature, DL said it would turn back on in an hour. So far it has not come back on. Do you know anyway I can restore this feature. Currently I am on a 640 day streak.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/handickey

Is it possible to do the microphone lessons with the app? I can't figure it out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gingerbread13

Whenever I try to use my mic it either says I'm too quite or it doesn't understand no matter how loud or perfectly I say something. I should probably start my own discussion for this but I thought maybe would have a suggestion to help me?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Try adjusting your mic settings.
For Windows users: Start, Control Panel, (make sure to view small icons), speech recognition, set up microphone, and follow steps.
Otherwise, you may want to try a different mic

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gingerbread13

Thank you!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PIERRE_IS_A_BOSS

yes it really would

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/keeperofthecats

it never appears for me even though I have it enabled. Help??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraEribe

no se como activar el microphono en la computer

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lojero1605

yo tampoco

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erikatatia82531

si

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lojero1605

hello

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lojero1605

hola

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lojero1605

hello

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Merimunki

Yes I have the same problem, I forgot they even had the feature, because I disabled it near the beginning as I was in a room with other people. It seems ridiculous that I can't enable it again without deleting all my progress!

3 years ago