https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

HELP!!! My tree is holding me hostage!

That might be a little dramatic but I am still having issues switching languages. The list of courses disappear instantly after I click the flag. I just tried to switch to Spanish and am not able to do so. Is there a mod that has any influence with someone who can fix this?

March 7, 2018

54 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn323053

Make sure You are on the Home position when you try to change courses, not in discussion, this works for me

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks Kitty :) This did work one time. I am now on the Spanish tree but am not able to come back. Maybe I am allowed one switch a day? Hope to see you in French and Spanish Sentence Discussions :)

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn323053

You are allowed to switch from tree to tree as often as you want

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

I know that is true. What I am saying is that my drop-down menu is wacky.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JammyDodgie

So what you do is go to 'Get a new course' and then get back to the one you're looking for. Hope this helps!

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ItDUo

argeed

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

I don't know what might be wrong with your drop-down menu, but you can always change courses from here.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks Buddy :) You are the Yoda of Duo ;)

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Welcome, you are.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Garpike, I don't understand what this page is about. How does it help me to switch languages? It's in Spanish but I think it says that I speak English. I do speak English. What do I do now? This reminds me of when I was in French and did not know how to get back to English. Luckily, you were up at 1 AM and we still had the Activity Stream. I was able to contact you and you explained how to get back to English. I'm going to try my drop-down menu again. (Thanks for the terminology :)

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Ah; you are trying to switch between base (interface) languages? The settings page I posted certainly used to allow that, but I see it has recently been changed to lock you into whatever you're currently in (silly me for thinking DL would have left this useful feature alone). It still allows you to switch between courses in any given interface language, however. Which two courses exactly are you trying to move between?

The old, slow way to switch from, say, EN-from-ES to ES-from-EN is to click 'Ver todos los cursos de idiomas' and then 'Yo hablo Inglés' on the next page, click 'Español para hablantes de inglés' and then the button 'Ir a este curso'.
Incidentally, if you ever installed the old 'course switcher' userscript, it might be interfering with the drop-down menu. I'd also suggest trying it using a different browser, in case a change in the javascript settings in your current browser is responsible.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks for the information. I will follow these directions and let you know how it works out :)

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

This still does not work. Who could fix this?

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Noabji

try reloading the page

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

How do I reload a page?

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn323053

Look for a circleling arrow symbol, mine is beside my internet link to www.duolingo.com u just click on it and page with reload

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

I'll give that a try.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Hi Ev! Hope you've been doing well. Do you still face trouble switching between courses?

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

Hi, Anneysha! M.L. here. I haven't seen you in forever. Listen, I just wanted to say, several months ago, you wrote me a message on my profile, and I couldn't read it because I didn't have e-mail notifications and the bell wasn't working. I just wanted to apologize for not being able to get back to you. I was worried you'd be mad. Anyway. (Probably pointless for me to say, but whatever. I figured it'd be better to mention it.)

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Hi, Katie! :)

Sorry for the late reply!

We haven't talked in a long time. I haven't been using Duolingo as often as I used to. I understand. :) Please don't worry. :) It's fun when you're around.

Let's talk soon. :)

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Miss you, love ya, been thinking of my crazy busy friend and wondering what plans she has been making :) Thanks for getting me in touch with the elusive "Ophelia" ;)

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hi Anne :) Yes, I am still having problems. Please read the message I wrote to ML.

Anne, Lingo has followed me a couple times and I followed him back. Please tell him "Hi" from me. I miss his shenanigans ;)

Let's talk soon :)

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Hi Ev. :) Have you been doing well? :) I will pass your message on to him.

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

I see now that this is a better place to have responded :) Oops ;)

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

Hi, E! Having trouble still? Sorry to hear that.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hi ML :) Yes, I am still having trouble. I didn't mind being in the French tree for the last month. Yesterday I just wanted some Spanish. I was able to get to Spanish, but now I cannot get back.

ML, Are you going to Florida for Spring Break? I hope Anne contacts us both. I see that you usually message me around 8:30 my time. Tomorrow I am leaving at 8:00 AM. Anne is awake until 11:00 AM I think.

ML, I am turning my French tree gold. This might take a while since I do less than 50 XP's a day. I was thinking of starting a Gold Tree Club for people working on turning a tree gold. I think this might give moral support. However, I might have to turn my Reverse Spanish tree gold if I can't get back to French. Of course I would need to finish it first ;)

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

I love the idea of a Gold Tree Club! Where do you get these brilliant ideas?

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hi :) I'm so happy that you like the idea. I have been working on getting my French tree to a lovely gold. I was thinking that I would like to have the company of others turning their trees gold.

Please tell me what I can call you. Are you part of the Mad Hatters? I think I saw Theron refer to you with a title?

Anyway, I do get ideas but I have a bit of a problem with organization and follow through. Would you be interested in developing such a Club? I would love to be part of it :)

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robwith1

I am desperately trying to get my French tree gold. Even up at 3am..Someone seems to be stopping me.

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

lol Who is stopping you? Are you able to see them? One never knows what might happen at 3am. That is the true bewitching hour ;)

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

I'd love to join the Gold Tree Club! I have been wanting to golden my French trees as well. :)

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hi Anne :) How are you? Let's golden our trees together. Let me try a post.

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingo6129

message received from A btw ;) I'm still watching Librarians because of you :)

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hello Lingo! :) How long has it been?

I can hardly wait until the new season of the Librarians. Have you seen the season finale yet? It is beyond mind blowing. I saved it so that I am able to watch it over and over.

Please thank A for me. I miss her terribly. She must be crazy busy!

As you can see, I have been having a problem with my drop down flag. Two days ago I noticed that it is working correctly I wish to thank the kind person who fixed this for me :)

Let's not lose touch again :)

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingo6129

Hi :)

Yes I have seen the finale. Was shocked that she was the bad guy! didn't see it coming, probably because they already suspected her of being evil, but then deemed her safe! threw me off :)

How can we stay in touch?

Was convinced by a friend to start Spanish again. I don't really remember much, but surprisingly when I see the words the memories come back most of the time.

A doesn't talk to me much either. she can go several weeks without a peep :) did say she is busy though.

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Hi :) We'll need to put out minds together and figure out how to stay in touch. I suspect that I might need to leave it up to you ;)

Definitely, start Spanish again! I have started again. Spanish is not coming back to me easily though. I haven't worked on it since the Activity Stream ended. I guess my mourning got in the way of my learning.

I am now friends with a Spanish speaking neighbor who is helping me get started again. Poor girl :) She cannot stop laughing. lol This is one mistake that I made last week that still makes her laugh uncontrollably: Yo soy un nino, Yo soy leche. I wonder if she laughs when she sees milk?

Later Ophelia :) Love the picture of your alter ego ;)

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowstrike98

Take a lingot or two... maybe it will help you.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

You're very sweet but I still feel sad :(

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadian1257

no way! i get the same problem. I just use separate accounts.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadian1257

P.S. I'm talking about switching between languages. Sorry if my previous post made like, 0 sense.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Are you saying that you also are not able to switch languages?

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robwith1

I have no problem switching I do it all the time.Sorry I cannot help.

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nskutt

Hey DreamingOdelia, I know it seems kind of simple but have you tried just hovering over the flag instead of clicking it? Then just go down the list on to the language that you want to switch to and click that flag.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks for the idea. I just tried it and it didn't work. What else you got? What does nskutt mean?

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nskutt

Do you click on the flag next to your name? If so, then just try putting the mouse over it instead of clicking it. Then go straight down that list to the language you want to switch to ex. French level 25 and click on that.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks for trying. What happens is that the list instantly disappears. Until a month ago it worked fine. That is why I was able to finish two trees and work on two others. It seems to work sporadically. I guess this is my new normal.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nskutt

Okay, my only thoughts were that when I click on the flag next to my name (the course I'm currently on) it disappears, so I have to just 'hover' over the flag and then move down the list. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, I guess you'll have to use the long-way around for switching until it gets fixed.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

Thanks for trying :)

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RPerozok

Can you switch now to different langues?

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

No, thank you for asking. Sometimes I will be able to change the tree, but I probably will not be able to change again for a few days. Sometimes more than a few days. I have found a way around my problem. When I get on a tree that I know I will want to come back to I wait until I am reminded by Duo that it is time to do the language. Frequently I am able to get back that way, but not always. Sometimes it stays stuck on the tree that I am on. I've been staying on my French tree since that is my favorite.

Please tell me all about the world of changing your tree on a whim. I am beginning to forget that part of my Duo experience :(

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NDeverything

guys can you plz follow me I really want to get the friendly achievement! anyone who does gets 2 new lingots or they can get more if they get other people to follow me!

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Troyo1998

You could try clearing the browser's cache, and remove any addons that have been recently installed or updated. Or even try a different browser ....Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RPerozok

Maybe if you make a new user you might be able to switch on that user.

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia

That is an intriguing idea :)

March 10, 2018
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