https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed

Switching keyboards

Hello all! I've installed the Ukrainian keyboard on my Mac, and I was wondering if there was an easier way to switch between keyboards instead of having to go up to the corner and change it every time. I only have one lesson done, mainly because it took me so long to find the Cyrillic letters when I had to type in Cyrillic, but also because I had to switch keyboards every couple of exercises. I know that on the iPhone app, my phone will switch keyboards automatically when I have an exercise in Dutch or German. I know that Macs probably won't do that, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a different way to switch keyboards.

May 22, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto

This lists some shortcut key combos.

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed

Thank you. I read the top part when adding the keyboard (even though I didn't need to; I've added a keyboard before) but I never read the bottom part. Those shortcuts will be very helpful.

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SethFriday

I use command+space to switch layouts. It also helps to have the keyboard viewer open, which is also done in the flag/language menu. I'm not sure if it's a default setting, but mine sits on top of other windows and I keep it tucked out of the way but close to the text box so i can see what I'm typing.

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sparagmos

I know that with Mozilla on Windows I use left alt+ right shift to make it switch, but since you have a Mac it may not work. It's worth a try though.

Edit: never mind stecchetto seems to have provided a good link.

May 22, 2015
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