Can't get started because of broken "automatically add words"

I’m so excited about this program, because it is such a great idea and is absolutely perfect for my language learning practice. It’s literally everything that I’ve wanted in a language learning platform. Just subscribed today! The problem is, I can’t get started. I’ve tried to start lessons multiple times, but I keep having to reset my progress because blue words keep getting added automatically to my vocabulary. Dozens of words.

I have not once clicked the “complete lesson” button.

I learned that I could change the reader setting to not automatically add blue words to vocabulary after “paging”, but that box isn’t working, so blue words are still being added to my vocabulary.

I’m studying Japanese, and due to some peculiarities of it’s writing system, the reader doesn’t always read things correctly(this has been with other readers from other websites as well). This means it is very important to me that my blue words stay blue, and that I only create LingQs for specific words and add specific words to my vocabulary.

Has anyone figured out the best way to deal with this issue? Like, is there a way to save lessons without completing them? Also, is LingQ going to fix the broken check-box for “Paging moves to known”?

Please note that the “Paging moves to known” option, if enabled, will make blue words Known (white) when you switch pages.
In your case, you said blue words are saved in Vocabulary (became yellow), so the option you want to disable is “Auto LingQ creation” under the same settings.

I indeed thought that white words were considered vocabulary words. My blue words become white when paging, even if the auto-box is deselected.

Are you sure that you have “Paging moves to known” disabled? Can you please give it another try? It really shouldn’t move blue words to known if you have it disabled, except if you complete a lesson which moves all blue words to known.

Yes, it is definitely unchecked. Fresh page and everything.

Here’s an idea. Does paging automatically complete a lesson if it’s the last page? This happens with things that are only one page. I thought clicking the page arrow would take me out of a lesson without completing it. So I guess in essence, I’m looking for a way to do lessons partially without completing them.

You will see the complete lesson page once when you compete a lesson, if you are on the last page but do not proceed to complete it, blue words won’t be moved to known.