Can I look at and remove words that Lingq thinks I know? When I have read texts I have made some of the blue words yellow, left the rest, and pressed finished on the text. Lingq then thinks I know all the blue words I haven’t made yellow. So now it looks like I know a lot of words I don’t. I guess I should have payed more attention and read more about how it works, and maybe it’s not that important, but I guess these will not come back, so I will not get a new chance to learn them.
There is no such possiblility. You can make white words yellow if you want. That’s the way LingQ works.
I think that used to be the case, but not anymore.
When I accidentally make words “known”, by forgetting to turn off “paging moves to known” in settings, I simply go back and make white words yellow again. The known word count does drop for each word I make yellow again., no matter if they were words that used to be yellow which I learned, or were never lingQed and were always white.
Paging lessons automatically moves all remaining blue words on that page to known. We assume you have created LingQs for all unknown words before paging. If you do want to read the whole text, you can choose the Full Text option to see the full lesson at once without removing blue words.
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.