The yellow box that comes up when you put the cursor on a yellow word during a lesson contains:
(1) the hint you’ve selected for the lingq
(2) the original phrase (or the phrase you’ve replaced that one with).
I don’t know about other people, but in this situation I don’t ever benefit from the phrase since I already have an example sentence in front of me (in the lesson). In my opinion, adding my tags to this yellow box would be very helpful. To see my tags, I have to click ‘edit lingq’ and look in the white window. I know it’s not a big difference in time, but it adds up, especially when you consider that you’re already taking much more time to read through an article that you would have flown through in your native language. And since I don’t like extraneous information, I’d suggest that the tags replace the phrase altogether in the yellow box. If I could change the yellow box setting I might even go with a tags only look to provide me with a ‘hint’ that isn’t the answer.
Do others feel similarly? Am I missing something? Would it be too much work to make this a customizable feature?
But if you use the LingQ without the lesson there before you, the hint can be very useful. I do not agree w/ you, there.
So far I have not use the tags much, so I have no opinion about that.
It woul certainly be nice to have the LingQ information be more customizable. I’d like to be able to increase font size of some of the fields, myself.
We are looking at adding tags to a few more locations like the yellow popup and flashcards. Please be patient but those two things are on our radar. We don’t have any plans for allowing you to customize the information that displays on the flashcards. We would be worried about overcomplicating things for the average user. Thanks for the feedback.
Okay, but overcomplicating? I can understand that the yellow pop won’t be customizable, but is that really the reason in this case? Default settings bypass such problems, don’t they?
The captured phrase is for review purposes in the LingQ widget and Flash Cards. I often refer to the “Examples” in the LingQ widget and replace my captured phrase. I find that it is not just one sample phrase that will make me aware of how a word works, but I need to see many of them. That is the purpose of these captured phrases. We are going to lengthen these phrases in the near future so that more often than not they will be full sentences.
The tags are a separate issue, and we will be making changes to make the Tags easier to use, and more prominent. Please stay tuned.
The balance we have to strike is between the sophisticated demands of certain users who like certain features and want them refined further to suit their preferences, and what a majority of our users are likely to want. We cannot rely only on the few voices on the forum here either, although their comments are valuable. We end up having to make difficult choices based on our own judgment and available resources. Please bear with us.