https://www.duolingo.com/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

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https://www.duolingo.com/halfpint513

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

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

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

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

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

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 23, 2017

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

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 29, 2012

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

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

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

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

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

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Skye07

I still hear the trumpet though

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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).

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Skye07

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

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Tidenburg

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

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

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

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Skye07

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

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/billbrewer59

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

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

Woohoo! :~)

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 28, 2017
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