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Hovering: Good or Bad?

I feel that the thing where you either hover your mouse over the word or click it is good and bad. Good being the obvious case that I don't know EVERY SINGLE WORD. Its okay to use sometimes but not too many times. Then the Bad side: when you are really trying to NOT use it and then you find yourself slowly inching onto it. Why put this powerful tool on a website that teaches you to not click it? (And yes, I know some people use it because they simply don't know. That's fine.)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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When you hover over a word, it causes it to weaken faster. Then, when you strengthen skills, words you hover over more often, will show up more often :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Maybe an option to turn hovering off would be sufficient. If people want a challenge, they can turn it off. It's useful during translating articles, but maybe really easy ones?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabi.labuschagne

Good idea 2bimic!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Orchids_

Ultimately, I think it's a good and necessary part of Duolingo. For all students, discipline is key, and the hovering feature should only be used (in my opinion) when learning the words for the first time, and when the word you're trying to translate is on the tip of your tongue but you just can't name it. But yeah, I'm sure there are plenty of people who might be abusing this feature, but it doesn't really matter, as they're only harming themselves.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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I always move my cursor all the way over to the right when I'm not using it. That solved my accidental peeking. :) ( Now it is so automatically that I don't even think about it anymore. I just do it.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabi.labuschagne

Nice idea!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gelle89

I think it's great because if I'm unsure about a word, I want the computer to know so it comes up often in lessons. Sometimes I hover over a word even if I remember it but I know I need to practice it more.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillT_7

Great idea 2bimic! Maybe one of us could contact a member of duolingo!

4 years ago