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How to get the XP bar back [userscript]

If you're not on Google Chrome, this won't work, since it requires Tampermonkey.

EDIT: Original post from creator th23x: click here

Hello! I came across a post in the Spanish forum with instructions on how to get the XP bar back, and it worked well for me, so I though I'd share it. It's a Tampermonkey extension written by someone here on Duolingo. Unfortunately, however, the post did not include the author's name, so I can't give credit for it just yet. Please tell me if you know who created it so I can add his/her name to this post. Thanks! Here are the instructions:

  1. Download Tampermonkey (from the Chrome store) here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo

  2. After that's installed, download this: http://th23.net/wp-content/uploads//temp/th23_Duolingo.user.js.zip

  3. Click the Tampermonkey logo on the top right of your browser (it should be a small black square with two circles) and select "Add a new script."

  4. Click "Utilities" (top right) and then, under Zip, "Choose file." Now select the previous download (http://th23.net/w...).

  5. Now, on the Tampermonkey page, go to "Installed userscripts" and enable th23 Duolingo by making sure the circle is green (not red).

  6. Refresh the page on Duolingo, and ta-da! You have you XP bar back!

Hope it helped.

November 4, 2014

54 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

Now this should be a sticky post in the forum...

I got Coach today and I was kind of depressed for 2 minutes until I found this. I was about to write a post asking for someone to create this script, lol.

I would love if this script could be improved to get rid of the "Set a Daily XP Goal to help keep yourself motivated" message, it only takes screen space and it is pointless to set it to 1...

Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rattl
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I haven't activated Coach either, but I was tired of looking at the space being occupied by it so I used AdBlock to block the element box that the coach is in ... It's a functional work around for essentially hiding it, although I think the sidebar looks a bit funky with the graph at the top.


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

Wow! Boy that's a HIT! Thrice: 1 because it does work; 2 because it works with an already activated coach too 3. because it instantly works on ALL Duolingo accounts on this computer...

Thank you, grazie, gracias, merci etc etc...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

I would have never though about AdBlock... Thanks I'm definitely going to try.

Edit: It worked perfectly, and I kept Duo Coach because is nice hehe.


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

But why Duolingo like removing good and useful functionalities? Is this script still working now?


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

I'm curious too. I'm going to try right now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rafael0809

it didn't work, I am very disappointed.


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

Don't work for me either.


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

I was able to get the script to work in Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension.

Note It did take me a couple tries to get it to work because I would get an error message. I finally tried deleting the line of the code that was //@grant none or something like that and then it was accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnlvs2run

It works with firefox, and no edits required! Thanks for the postings.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4914732

I'm now using eight userscripts, all of them available from this wiki link.

http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Userscripts


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

Credit where credit's due to the creator:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4914732


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

Thanks! I think it's a good time for a repost, now that the coach has been rolled out to all users. If the creator wants me to take it down, I would be happy to.


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

This worked perfectly. I have to wonder, since it's so easy and seamlessly integrates into the existing coach feature....c'mon team Duo! Just turn on that little scripty-script so I don't have to use a third party tool get it back! At any rate, I am so very thankful for this work around. I feel like I can enjoy working hard to earn my levels in my languages again, which is what made Duo fun for me in the first place! I am very motivated by leveling up, I feel like I'm playing a computer game and working hard to become a level 11 Swede ;)


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

I think this one should be easier for Google Chrome user: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-xp-bar/dkknkcpbgcaldcjpchgciginadhnapeh

If this link does not work, then just search for 'Duolingo XP Bar' in Chrome Store...

Update (12 January 2020): The link no longer works


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

Just installed this and seems to be working perfectly! Feeling exited as this is the first time I ever saw the progress bar (apparently I started using DL after the bar was taken off the profile page). Many thanks for sharing!! :D:D


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

Thank you so much!


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

Thank you, I just translate into Portuguese.

I give you 10 lingots! :)


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

Great idea! Thanks!


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

Thank you so much.
My progress bar is back !!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleOs899172

Thank you and the initial creator for this. I much prefer the XP bar to the coach.


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

Oh... my...

You, sir, deserve a lingot! Oh yes, a lingot from me. Now let me tell you why that is so very special. Whenever I see a wickedly awesome comment on the discussion board, for the tiniest moment I think about throwing a lingot to the poster. Then, much for my embarrassment, my dark side takes over and - in my head - I crouch over, start rubbing my hands together hissing "my precious..." to myself and end up giving just a good ol' thumbs up for the poor poster who deserves so much more. Not this time!

Much appreciated!

EDIT: Actually, why stop with just one when you can have 10. Must act quickly before Sméagol takes over!


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

Hi. Looks like it doesn't work anymore...


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

Tell me about it :( Did you find another way?


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

I've been trying for a while... When I came across this post I thought this was it! I feel like I've been on Level 15 for the longest time... Even a month long streak never changed anything.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zuza_245

Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alec100

Thanks for sharing Samsta. Do you have any screenshots?


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

See Eey91's screenshot above.


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

Are you on Google Chrome? After clicking the link, the download should start automatically. You'll see it down at the bottom left of your browser.


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

Yes I am on chrome, but the website gets an error. Maybe it's my connexion or something :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

Thank you so much


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

Worked like a charm. Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eilis65

Thank you so much, this works, doesn't get rid of the Pesky Coach (should be a health warning with him), but at least I now have the XP bar back and the word count, thanks @th23x especially!


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

Finally I can see again how many words in Danish I have learned yet, which was impossible to see for beta courses! Thanks a lot.


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

Worked for me, gave you a lingot too :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JavierXD1234

si lo escribes en español no me molesto


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

Aquí está el post original escrito en español: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5306540


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

Bravo, thank you very much. I recommend that you edit your comment to include that Tampermonkey is a Chrome ad on and therefore should be safe for Chrome users. Most of us are nervous about random downloads.

I had found a post about how to get the XP line back with Mozilla or Firefox, but I haven't used them in a long time and didn't make the time to install them. Your post is great for Chrome users, and I now understand that Chrome is the most used browser. Thanks again.


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

Thank you so much! It worked!


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

That worked. \o Thanks


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

Thank you very much! I was looking for this script everywhere, you deserve a lingot ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guckenberger1

I gave you 5 lingots. Thanks buddy. ^_^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Riddari-1

Thank you, have my lingots!!

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