https://www.duolingo.com/Dwendl

Toggle Microphone Keyboard Shortcut

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle the microphone on and off?

November 1, 2014

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dwendl
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I'm not sure whether anyone at DL has read this. It slows me down to have to leave the keyboard, grab the mouse, move it to the mic icon, click it on, click it off, then move it to the continue button and click, then return to the keyboard. Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle the microphone on and off?

November 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

Yes, there is an extension for the Chrome browser where you can toggle the microphone just by space bar, so no mouse is needed anymore: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airport1-duolingo-improve/ldgljcgmfgjjjenhdoklnfciiaklochp

March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

Dear OP and all other users finding this thread: Meanwhile there is an extension for Chrome browsers, so you can use the space bar now to activate the microphone. Please tell me if it works for Mac and Linux, also. Thanks!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airport1-duolingo-improve/ldgljcgmfgjjjenhdoklnfciiaklochp

March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/McMustard

Works on OSX. Spacebar will scroll the page, however. Using Shift+Spacebar helps (to scroll up, when I'm usually already at the top). Thanks for making this extension -- I was really annoyed to see basic keyboard shortcuts on DuoLingo stop working with the sorta-recent UI update, and this fills the gap nicely.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipJollans

I agree. It would be helpful to have a keyboard shortcut to toggle the microphone on and off.

August 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

Yes, there is an extension for the Chrome browser where you can toggle the microphone just by space bar, so no mouse is needed anymore: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airport1-duolingo-improve/ldgljcgmfgjjjenhdoklnfciiaklochp

March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

I remember this worked some time ago, I mean that you could use the keyboard to activate the microphone for listening. However, in latest Chrome browser I have the same problem now, you need the mouse now, that's not user-friendly.

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipJollans

Use FireFox, I have found that the enter key usually works to start and stop the microphone, but not always.

As far as I know, DuoLingo uses Flash, which I would expect it to work the same in all browsers (but I am not certain).

March 19, 2017
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