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

Silly, but...where's my trumpet?!

I quite enjoy that trumpet tooting its horn for me so that I don't have to toot my own when I master a skill.

What ever happened to that trumpet? I never hear it anymore when I master a skill.

Perhaps not the most urgent language discussion, but I always looked forward to it.

December 27, 2012

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/halfpint513

I miss the trumpet too. it's an imaginary pat on the back.


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

How curious. It worked yesterday for the first time in a long while, but I just mastered a skill and, alas, no trumpet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

Has anyone figured out why the trumpets stopped and how to get them back? I liked them. I haven't heard them in a long time now.


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

Bill, mine got sorted 4 years ago. Bren helped me through email, but I cleaned out my inbox a couple months ago and don't remember how we fixed it. I just did a lesson and can confirm that the trumpet is there for the rest of us. What browser are you using and have you tried it in another browser?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

I am using Firefox. I'll try using IE or Chrome on tomorrow's lesson to see if I get Trumpets. I had trumpets until a couple of months ago.


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

Hmm. I just tried it in Firefox 50.1.0 and got the trumpets.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

I just tried it using Google Chrome and got trumpets. Also, it automatically says the phrase when you advance to the next windows, which Firefox doesn't. I suspect that the issue is Firefox adblocker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bren
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Is the trumpet sound not working in the app? The website doesn't have sound effects.


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

Someone hasn't learned or mastered a skill in a while :P. The website does play a trumpet sound for those glorious events.

Kamelia, I'll see if it's still working for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bren
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I have using test accounts! I also can't hear it. :(


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

I just mastered a skill on Safari. Lack of trumpeting persists. =/


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

Tyler?! Bren?! Someone fixed it and I suspect it was one or both of you! I just got trumpeted at! :D Thanks!


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

I've only ever used the website. The trumpet used to work on it after a skill was mastered. It's not the end of the world if that was changed for some reason but for what it's worth, it was cute.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skye07

I still hear the trumpet though


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

...is there some sort of setting that controls it? I haven't changed any of my settings and I still here all of the other sounds (i.e. when the fembot reads sentences).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skye07

Not any that I know of. Have you tried in other webbrowsers? Maybe an update to yours broke it?


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

Skye, I didn't update my browser in that period of time. However, I like your suggestion. When I reach the end of my next skill, I will do the last lesson on my iPad and see if I can hear it on there. It can help me determine the source of the problem. I'll post an update when that happens. Thanks!


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

Maybe the speaker setting? I don't remember it playing when I had that option turned off.


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

My speaker setting is "on" and the voice is audible, just no trumpet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skye07

I have to say yesterday when I mastered a skill I also did not hear the trumpet anymore..


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

I only hear the trumpet on the website when I go up a level through Real World Translations. Lessons don't give me any trumpets.

It's silly, but this is actually the reason my mother does a ton of French practice when I and my iPad (with the app) are around, but none when she just has the website. She LOVES those trumpets.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fredz0003

I haven't used the website but the app still sounds a trumpet, maybe if you turn the volume up you will hear it lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

I posted down below somewhere, but I just tried it using Google Chrome and got trumpets. Also, now it automatically says the phrase when you advance to the next windows, which Firefox doesn't. I suspect that the issue is Firefox adblocker. I'll try unblocking the adblocker and see it it works. I may try updating to the latest version of Firefox.


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

I think that might have been it. Yeah, if you don't feel like switching ad blockers, I'd expect that disabling it for Duolingo would do the trick. When I had this issue, I was using Adblocker. I use UBlock now and it hasn't been an issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

So yesterday at work I got a new computer and the Firefox adblocker was turned off. I got trumpets.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billbrewer59

I use FireFox's Ad-Blocker-Plus. It is a little red stop sign at the top right of the page that has a ABP on it. Once I had a Duolingo page open I selected the tab for "Disable on Duolingo.com" and now I have trumpets always. Also, with it disabled it automatically says the next phrase when you advance to the next window. ABP was preventing that before.

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