I clicked through 2 lessons by mistake and now a bunch of words I don’t know have been marked as known? Can I fix this or just start over? I would prefer to have an accurate word count for my records. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
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Automatic removal of blue words can be turned off in the Settings for the Reader. Just click the gear icon in the top right corner of the Reader. The “Move words to known” option is the one to turn off. However, this just means that when you click the complete Lesson option on the last page, all your blue words for the whole lesson will be moved to known. There is no reason to keep blue words. The idea is that you either need to learn them or they are known. (or you can ignore words).
Having said that, you can click on all white words to make them blue again and create LingQs for them. So, if you are reading, and come across a word you incorrectly marked as known or ignored, just click on it to make it blue.
Finally, you can reset your language in your Language Settings - Login - LingQ
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Make sure to check out the helpful videos on the LingQ Academy page Login - LingQ to get you started.
Thank you for the information and your prompt response. I have watched a number of videos and they have been extremely helpful. In the future, I think that it would be helpful to state what type of device/software you are using in the videos as the screen view changes for the viewer app vs website. I have found that my Lingq experience is much better on the Apple ipad/computer. On my Microsoft/Windows 10 computer I have audio problems and the screen sometimes gets stuck. Thanks again for the help!
That is a big problem that I hope they fix. I too have clicked through some lessons just looking to see what’s ahead and have it all of a sudden tell me that the lesson is completed and have 500 words added to my list. And there is no way to reverse that so it completely destroys the accuracy of all of the work you have put in to date. Something this important requires a confirmation: “Are you sure you want to add 500 words to your known words list?” Please add that feature. It is a bummer when I am going through lessons and words keep showing up as known that I don’t know.