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

More Duo to your lingo!

Hello all, since Duo is such a cute owl, I thought it'd be nice to see a little more of him. This userscript adds him to the homepage. And it's not just a picture of him: it's animated (the screenshots are not animated, sorry) and it comes in four flavours corresponding to the current percentage of your daily goal.

It replaces the daily donut on the front page:

There is an animated sleeping duo, which wakes up as soon as you get over 0XP.

Then from 1% - 69% of your daily goal we have a normal duo, that blinks every now and then:

Over 70%, we have a super happy duo that also blinks!

And when you hit yout goal, duo puts on his relaxing sunglasses:

This userscript also makes duo appear on two other places:

The broken hearts when you didn't get any answer correct are replaced with a crying duo:

And the Duo wearing a sport outfit at the splash screen of every practice session is changed to a flying duo

You can get this userscript here: https://monkeyguts.com/code.php?id=815, be sure to have tampermonkey for Chrome or greasemonkey for Firefox :).

February 22, 2015

36 Comments


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

Thomas, you've been doing a phenomenal job coming up with these new userscripts!

Here is a link to your last one:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7146895

Keep up the great work, my friend! These userscripts really give you the feeling of having your own personalized Duolingo experience.

February 22, 2015

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

I just got this one yesterday. Do you have experience in programming?

February 22, 2015

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

I do not, however the nice thing about the userscripts is that they are very easy to install and set up. You don't need to be good with computers to obtain them; just type 'Duolingo Userscripts' or something similar into a search engine, you will find a whole list of them.

February 22, 2015

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

Oh, sorry, that question was meant for Torsby :) The Duolingo Wiki has a list of User Scripts, but it seems to be outdated. Searching Duolingo userscripts now...

February 22, 2015

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

One problem you might find is that Duolingo's built-in discussion search is very mediocre, to put it kindly. I've tried seeing if there's anyway I can write a userscript to improve it, but it appears there's little I can do from this side.

February 22, 2015

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

Oh yes. I was actually doing a Google search. I wonder if you could just embed a Google search bar on the page, and have it automatically filter to only things from the Duolingo domain.

February 22, 2015

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

(Reply to your comment below:)

D'oh! That's a great idea! I wonder......

February 22, 2015

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

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing it... would do it, but I have no computer ability.

February 23, 2015

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

It should work, unless google's api blocks external ajax calls.

February 23, 2015

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

I excitedly gave you an upvote and just when I was about to give you a lingot I checked your monkeytugs link with 3 different browsers and it seems that this site is shut down. cry

August 31, 2015

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

The link didn't work. Could you repost the code? :D

November 20, 2015

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

I love it! Even if you've made me crave doughnuts.

Mmhm... doughnuts.

February 22, 2015

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

Thanks! Doughnuts is a way better spelling than donut :D.

February 22, 2015

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

I'm pretty sure someone just threw in a few extra letters so that they could savour the word a little bit longer.

February 22, 2015

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

Or to make it harder to spell, so when poor little teenage polyglots cant spell it, they say "No doughnots err... Doughnuts for you!"

February 22, 2015

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

Lol! Both of you two are cracking me up right now.

=D

February 22, 2015

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

I don't find having no dougnuts..I mean doughnuts funny... in fact, out of all the things in the world, only losing my streak is worse.

February 22, 2015

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

Nice userscript. You could add it to the wiki, and maybe you'll get inspiration from those scripts.

February 22, 2015

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

This is adorable. Will be adding the moment I get on a proper computer!

February 22, 2015

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

Gah, I love our adorable Duo Owl...he is such a cutie!

February 22, 2015

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

I've no idea why, but the link doesn't work for me. :/

August 18, 2015

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

The link to monkeyguts you gave has expired.

January 28, 2016

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

That is awesome! Have some lingots, you deserve them!

February 22, 2015

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

How did you make the pictures? They are impressive!

February 22, 2015

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

The pictures were made by editing the official Duo sprites (which are in svg format) in Inkscape. I saved them as sprites (example: http://i.imgur.com/Rf6d98U.png) and had them animated by a jQuery plugin that is included in the script :)

Thanks for the linglots, though! .

February 22, 2015

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

Cool! Where is the sprite sheet, if you still have it? I used it to make Duo Goes to China, but have misplaced the link since

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oscart182

^^^

February 22, 2015

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

I want this! but I have a problem, it kind of messes up the home page interface due to other scripts I have installed and also the fact that I have not activated coach and I don't want to do it. Is there a way to exclude the sleeping / jumping / chillilng duo (basicaly the home page modifications) and leave everything else?.

Here are two pics of my interface without (left) and with (right) the script.

February 22, 2015

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

Ah, yeah, the script is based on coach, sorry for that. Also based on that for calculating the percentages of the daily goal to which the duo image change correspondly... it's fairly easy to extract one animation though, but without something to take percentage from, it is a little tricky to find out what animation needs to be shown when...

February 22, 2015

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

Yes that's what I thought, I might have to see if I decide to activate it. I'm anti coach =P. Thanks.

February 23, 2015

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

I don't know enough about computers to make a script like this, but I've always thought it could look really cool to have the background on Duo set to the flag of whatever course you're in (so, when I'm looking at the German tree, there would be a German flag in the background). Would that be possible to do?

February 24, 2015

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

Like the idea, made an userscript for it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7211430 :)

February 25, 2015

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

This is awesome !

February 25, 2015

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

I don't know whether it's just my problem, or maybe nobody ever noticed it (or thought it's important), but somehow when Duo is here, then pictures of my friends and my own too are hidden - and then I see only those blue circles with white heads. Can it be somehow solved? :c

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnReid8

Got it, Love it, Thank you for the link.

February 27, 2015

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

Link is down :\

August 11, 2016

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