https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

Google, Safari

How do I change from Google to Safari?

March 11, 2018

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Hi madamelefarge,

Could you relocate this discussion in the “Troubleshooting" forum? Which is the place meant for such discussion. Thx!

To relocate it (*), edit your original post then select said forum in the drop-down menu on top-left of the edition area (see here for details).

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How do I change from Google to Safari?

It's recommended to use Duolingo with Chrome: it's optimized for it and some features works (almost) only with it.

But to change, simply install Safari on your computer then launch it and access Duo's website from it.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

‘Some feature work almost only with Chrome’. Just curious, which features are these specifically? (Right now I switch between both browsers)

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Thanks Pentaan. I never noticed this before! ( Actually I had thought that the speaking exercises were just on the app) Now I know.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

I don't want to use Google anymore because they are developing military drones (see the intercepter, on line).

I did install Safari and I couldn't get my homepage.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

I don't how to do screenshots.

=> https://www.take-a-screenshot.org

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

I'll try it in the next few days. I have to leave right now.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

I couldn't get my homepage.

Do you mean your Duo profile? In which case, did you logged in?

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

yes and yes

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Could you share screenshots of:

  1. what you see on Safari (and would like to see on Chrome but don't)
  2. what you see on Chrome

?

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

I don't how to do screenshots.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

Sorry, I can't figure out how to do this.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

What part of the shared/linked detailed procedure you cannot figure out?

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Sorry I can’t help, but I’ve been having a similar dilemna. What is the best browser for duolingo? I can’t seem to get the full screen to display in either language... which means I have to scroll down during timed practise. Which is annoying. I am on an ipad mini. Any suggestions? I would be greatful.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/puffypuppy100

You should probably use a computer, that's what I use, and if you can't then sorry, the same thing happened to me before I switched to computer.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

I suppose, but I don’t have a computer. I have an older laptop, but it is so slow and buggy. I really like the convenience of my ipad. If I could just get the browser bar to disappear I would be okay. Like right now for some reason my screen in full screen mide, but on practice I can’t seem to achieve this. If I could have full screen mode it would be perfect. I guess I will just make do.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LesleyBJ

Try pairing a blue tooth key board. You won't lose half the screen to the key board. I have a standard ipad paired with a key board and it works extremely well for me.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Thanks! Not a bad idea. I might look into it. However I hate typing and really like the handwriting keyboard and stylus combination I am using now to ‘write by hand’ on my ipad. But I will see if I know anyone with a bluetooth keyboard to borrow and try out. Thanks!

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

What is the best browser for duolingo?

Chrome, AFAIK.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Thanks! I will try to use chrome. Do you know if there is a way to get full screen on chrome. Sorry, I know this is a technical question, but it would make a difference for me in timed practice if I didn’t have to scroll to type in my answer.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Oh, you're using a mobile device (I thought a computer).
I don't know which browser is the best for Duo on mobile devices. I'd guess Chrome too, but would bet on it.

Sorry, I don't know for the full screen, I only use the webversion on computer.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Thank jrikhal. Yes, that’s why I mentioned above that I am on an ipad mini. I understand duolingo can not optimize its performance for every single type of device out there. I guess I will just have to make do. It does seem chrome is slightly bit better... it does squish the question to the very top of the screen (as opposed to cutting it off completely) I suppose I will continue to make do and be greatful for my first world problems.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/madamelefarge

I have since switched to Firefox. It works fine and is compatible with my politics.

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