Switching between languages
I am getting bored (sort of) with the English-Italian tree, so I just started the Italian-French tree, to practice writing a bit while immersing myself in another Romance language. However, why is it such a hassle to toggle between my from-English courses to my Italian-French course? Is it not much more convenient to add all current courses to the drop-down menu?
Is it not much more convenient to add all current courses to the drop-down menu?
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The site rewrite was intended to keep the UI (user interface) almost exactly the same as the old one, but change the inner workings of the site so that it's easier to update and change in the future, so yes, the new version of Duo was not intended to fix this or other issues.
But far from not fixing it, they did actually change the UI, eliminating useful features (like the sentence review pane after lessons), and making changing base languages (which, contrary to popular belief, is not actually difficult in the old UI, just somewhat unintuitive, at least if you're not switching to courses from German or Dutch) substantially more difficult.
NB: I don't have the new site. These statements are based on the reports of others which have struck me as reliable. If anyone is aware that these statements, I would be happy to know it so that I might dread the impending rollover somewhat less.