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

Ouch! My back!

I have had to slow down Arabic-learning in the past few days because my back started acting up badly enough that I started medicating. I am fairly often on my laptop these days, either writing long texts or clicking away. I used to think I was comfortable enough on my kitchen chair to do this. As I use Duolingo, I have to constantly switch between typing and clicking and that has become a problem for the last week. This morning, I ended up borrowing my brother's desk chair to see if it will alleviate the problem. I never thought that learning Arabic was going to be an ergonomic issue. :o)

September 4, 2019

14 Comments


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

I wish you get well soon. I think some courageous learners like you is what Duolingo really needs. ❤

September 4, 2019

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

How kind of you !!

September 4, 2019

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

❤❤❤❤

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anonymous123739

Speedy recovery

September 4, 2019

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

Hope you get better and find relief soon!

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

Sounds like the makings of a class action lawsuit the likes of which we haven’t seen since the opti-grab.

September 4, 2019

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

You're a riot !! I am a lawyer's widow and I had a good laugh thanks to you. Here's a well-deserved lingot!

September 4, 2019

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

Another problem is constantly zooming in and out - "in" to see all the diacritics and "out" to reach the "check" and "continue", either with mouse or keyboard. I would like to know if anyone else has had a problem of this nature.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatharinaM882088

I use a browser extension called Wudooh. With this extension you can enlarge the arabic script separately. It lets you change the arabic fonts too. For me it's a big help. Get well soon!

September 4, 2019

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

I use Wudooh but it does not seem to enlarge enough. I even cleaned the dust on my screen, mind you. However, since I borrowed my brother's desk chair in his absence, it's a lot more comfortable this evening.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anonymous123739

have you tried to make wudhu it cleanses you

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mollygame62

I also tried the Wudooh, but then someone said to hold Control and press + to make larger and Control and - to make smaller. That worked for me.

September 9, 2019
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