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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynn323053

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynn323053

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Welcome, you are.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

This still does not work. Who could fix this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noabji

try reloading the page


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

How do I reload a page?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

I'll give that a try.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anneysha7

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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" ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anneysha7

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 ;)


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robwith1

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anneysha7

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lingo6129

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Hi Lingo, How is your new normal? I wish Duo had started a new Activity stream like they had promised to do. I feel like a sad fool for believing them. A had a message on her profile a few months ago. She asked why she had to lose her friends and that she misses them. I loved reading what the two of you discussed. Two brilliant minds challenging the upside down world of the rabbit hole! :-) Miss you both.

I hope that you see this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anneysha7

Hi Ev,just received a notif from you in my email. It has been two years since we talked. How have you been?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Hello Anne, I love hearing from you again! :-) I cannot believe that we have not talked for two years.

I still miss how the Activity Stream brought the Duolingo World together. We learned more than each other's languages. We also learned about each other's cultures.

Sunshine Sanctuary still exists. Check Lento's profile for the address. The site is Sooo long. People don't really use it much.

You and I could meet here and I think that Iris will come. The sweet girl shows up sometimes when I unfollow and follow her. Theron (the smart one) is also quite dependable :-) ML said good-bye forever.

How are you doing with the new normal? How bad is the virus where you are? My part of the state of Wisconsin is quite safe but I will not go to a movie theater, eat inside a restaurant or go to a water park until there is a vaccine.

Love you, Stay Safe!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Breezeshadow

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadian1257

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadian1257

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robwith1

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Thanks for trying :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RPerozok

Can you switch now to different langues?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RPerozok

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

That is an intriguing idea :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tankyadlavie

et un an plus tard, nous ne connaissons pas la fin de l'épisode !! Cette série a été assez palpitante, avec des interventions de toutes sortes, mais on ne sait pas si le problème de base a été résolu !!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

I will respond after I translate what you wrote :-) I will use Word Hippo. plus tard mon amie

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