A guide to keyboard shortcuts

There are quite a few really useful keyboard shortcuts available on lesson pages, and some of them are not even completely explained under the “?” symbol in the bottom right corner, so I thought it would be useful to post a little reference guide here:


Left and Right arrow keys – move to the previous/next highlighted word
Shift+Left and Shift+Right – go to the previous/next page
b – jump to the next blue word

  • (plus) and - (minus) – increase or decrease font size
    Space – stop/play audio

On any word (blue or yellow), you can do the following:

k – mark the word as known
x – “ignore”
f – open the preferred dictionary
s – play the automatically generated text-to-speech audio

On a blue word:

Up and Down arrow keys – move up or down in the list of hints and dictionaries
Enter – create a lingq with the selected hint or open the selected dictionary
e – like enter, but additionally opens a popup with the preferred dictionary
h – creates a new (empty) lingq and focuses the “hint” text field
(Shift+f – flags selected hint as wrong)

On a yellow word (lingq):

1, 2, 3, 4 – change the status of the word
h – focus the text field with the hint
t – add a tag

Hope this helps :).


It’s unfortunate that the “s” hot key doesn’t work in the classic view. The old Tab hotkey also does nothing their.

Thank you for the guide! I have a question about keyboard shortcuts in Vocabulary Browser - is there a way to jump to the next word with a keyboard shortcut? (for example j/k) It would greatly help with large vocabulary list, instead of clicking on every word to be able to jump through a list just with a keyboard shortcut

Except Shift+Right also jumps you to the Review LingQs page. This completely ruins the flow of reading, as you have to go to your mouse click out of the page and restart the audio. Any way to avoid this?

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Just change your settings. Under your Reader Settings, clear the check mark for “Review LingQs when paging”.

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Thank you! This helps a lot.
Is there also a shorcut for going back 5 sec in the audio?


Bump! Thanks!

What would help me is a USB keyboard that has all the above features in a few keystrokes to hold in one hand and use my thumb to operate quickly.

It is very tiring to use my regular keyboard to do all these shortcuts.
I would happily pay for one dedicated LingQ keyboard.

Maybe this will help you. It helped me to change and make some my own shortkeys , including for F11 as well.
AutoControl: Keyboard shortcut, Mouse gesture - Chrome Web Store


In the single ‘line by line view’ rather than the page view, is there a shortcut that reveals the translation?