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

Shortcut to play audio slower doesn't work

All shortcuts are working for me, except to play audio slower: Ctrl+Shift+Space

I know the browser is able to capture such combination because I tried it here:

http://api.jquery.com/keydown/#example-0

OS: Ubuntu 13.04

Desktop: Unity 7.0.0

Browser: Chromium 28.0.1500.71 Ubuntu 13.04 (28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1)

September 6, 2013

22 Comments


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

Thanks for letting us know. We'll fix this soon.


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

This should now be fixed. Thanks for the report!


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

Yes, it's fine now - thanks!


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

Hi, my French slowed speech button no longer works (Danish is fine). Running Windows 10 Home version 1703 build 15063.726 on Chrome Version 62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (64-bit)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Birdy582648

Slow audio shortcut not working as of 11/20/2017 for French.


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

Same here. Win 7 32 bit, Firefox 22.0.

I didn't know about Ctrl-Space to repeat the audio at the normal speed. That's good to know! (A day without learning a new keyboard shortcut is a day without sunshine.)


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

Yes, it's all too rare for products these days to support driving the application solely through the keyboard, and it's admirable that DL does allow so much to be done that way.


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

I have the same problem. Ctrl+space+shift does not function at all. Please fix it. I am using google chrome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ishan54339

got the same problem...any solutions ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark915932

Portuguese slow audio not working for past several days now. Have tried it both on using google chrome on my computer as well as on my iphone.


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

2017/11/30 The Portuguese course again does not play slow audio. It started yesterday, and continues today. It isn't just the shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Space)–even clicking the button doesn't work. Playing normal speed works fine. Using IE 11 on Windows 7 through a corporate proxy server.

Update: The problem seems to affect only the male voice. The female voice just worked for me.


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

Having the same problem here, on Win7 Pro 64-bit, using the Chrome browser.

Also, just tested it on my Ubuntu machine (Cinnamon), also with the Chrome browser, and that doesn't work either. I can give more detailed specs on both machines if that would be useful.

I have sometimes thought that Ctrl-Space for the normal speed playback wasn't working occasionally, but pressing it again immediately after seems to do it. I've been assuming that it was my bad keyboarding, but in the context of this discussion it makes me wonder.


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

That (normal speed not working) I believe may be because the sound wasn't yet loaded. It lags sometimes.


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

Next time it happens, I'll try to remember to wait and see if that's it.


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

Actually, thinking about it, it shouldn't be that. The sound has already played automatically at the beginning of the question, so it should be cached by the time I ask for a repeat.


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

You are right. It lags sometimes, but if it has already played then it must be something else. Hopefully their promised fix will solve both.


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

Having used the normal-speed shortcut a lot since the update, it's worked every time. Looks to me like it's fixed the problem.

Even aside from that, it seems snappier than before, kicking off the audio instantly rather than with the slight delay I was used to getting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aussie3931

I too have no slow audio on two platforms: Android (Galaxy S6) running version 7 OS and Macbook Pro 10.11.6 running Firefox Quantum 57.0.1 This happened about 1 month ago. All other audio functions are fine. EDIT: Now the Macbook Pro version has slow buttons on only a few exercises, and they work. Yay! But still no slow audio on my Galaxy Edge 6.


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

I have the same exact problem on Android. Using a Galaxy s6 as well. Wife has same issue with Android note 4.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmogas
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I have same trouble learning Spanish for few weeks. Tried reinstalling, tried different phone - slower does no sound. Fast speaks, but slow no more. Was fine for half year.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/o-chefe

Same problem in 2020...


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

The exactly problem with windows 10 new edge chromium.

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