If I want to highlight two or more words, and if one (or more) of the words are highlighted in blue, I hover the mouse over the blue highlighted word(s) and either (a) find a definition of the word so that it turns yellow or (b) click on the X to get rid of the highlighting altogether.
Then I go on and highlight the words I want.
Sometimes--even when none of the words has been highlighted before--I find it more effective to place the cursor after the first letter of the first word that I want to highlight and drag it to before the last letter of the last word I want to highlight.
Hope this is clear, and hope it helps.
@Wulfgar - Are you still experiencing this? If so, would you be able to take a quick screencast (you can use Jing: www.techsmith.com/jing.html) ?
Otherwise I had no problems. I wonder if any other users in Chrome on Mac have this problem. Please let us know.
Could you test to see if you experience the same problem in Chrome or FF. If not you may want to use another browser for now until we resolve the remaining problems, and that may also resolve your problem.
is this thread about how to create LingQs that consist of more than one word? (I'm not sure what you mean by "highlighting").
If I understood the topic correctly, I unfortunately have to tell, that this doesn't work at all for me :( Sometimes when I click on a yellow marked word I receive a suggestion for longer expressions in the right part of the screen. I can select one of them and will find those words framed in red color in the text. But sometimes, the frame does not cover exactly the same group of words that was suggested, but one word more or less. I could not figure out, why this happens sometimes.
If there is no suggestion for a more-than-one-word-expression available, I have not found a possibility to connect two ore more words to one LingQ manually. Could that be a problem of my (unfortunately a bit older) operating system and browser version?
Regards from Germany :)
This doesn't seem to happen all the time but when it does happen, it happens consistently for the words involved. The most recent example I've run into is trying to combine とはいえ into one word. Currently when I see this in a lesson it is displayed as two words: 「とは」and 「いえ」. But actually I have created individual lingqs for 「と」 and 「は」 so in reality this is three words. I have actually manually added とはいえ to my vocabulary but it still displays as two separate words, 「とは」 and 「いえ」, when I see it in a lesson. Before manually adding the word to my vocabulary, I tried highlighting the phrase. While I could use my mouse to highlight the entire phrase, once I let go of the mouse button the highlighting goes away so I cant create the lingq.
Personally, this issue appears to be very similar to the known issue of certain lingqs refusing to display in a lesson. I believe that issue was last discussed several months ago in the forum and I gave a list of example words.
@cgreen0038 - It's strange because I just saved these words then saved the phrase in a lesson without any issues. Which lesson are you try to save this phrase in?
okay, thank you, that means we are talking about the same thing. Until now, I was only able to create LingQs by clicking on a single word. If i try to select two or more words (or even only one word) with the highlighting method, the same thing happens to me like cgreen0038 told us:
"While I could use my mouse to highlight the entire phrase, once I let go of the mouse button the highlighting goes away so I cant create the lingq."
I tried this in several of the texts I'm learning with at the moment and it doesn't work in any of them. I use Firefox 12.0, maybe that's the problem. I also do never see the Play-Sound-Button of a lecture in my browser. I have to download the audio files and open them with Media Player. On my (newer) computer at work the sound button was there and I could listen to the audio without downloading anything.
Hope that helps!