Why is lingq not remembering my settings anymore?

davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

For some reason Lingq does not remember my settings anymore. I keep getting the new members hints popup everytime I log in, and every time I change settings such as 'paging moves to known' , these are changed back the next time logging in. This is super frustrating.

September 10 at 18:38
  • khardy us United States

    These settings are kept in your browser with persistent cookies. If you browse in incognito mode, or have your browser configured to not retain cookies between sessions even if they're persistent, or manually clear cookies, then those settings will be lost. It is a long-time minor peeve of mine with the site because it is my policy to not keep cookies when I close any browser.

    September 10 at 19:55
    • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

      I haven't changed any settings, it just suddenly started doing this! Its mega frustrating. How do I configure the website to retain cookies?

      September 12 at 17:07
      • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

        Anybody? Please. This is bugging me so much I'm close to cancelling my membership here as it is too frustrating!

        September 14 at 19:49
        • SergeyFM ru Russian Federation

          It is your browser that needs to be configured.

          September 14 at 20:05
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    @davidrobinson Which browser are you using? Do you have any extension installed that automatically clears your browser's cache and cookies when you close it?

    September 15 at 04:29
    • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

      Using safari, Not using any extension,. Any ideas how to fix it?

      September 18 at 19:30
      • JDHallKY us United States

        This has been a recurring problem. There are older forum discussions of this, too. The only solution I found was to start using Google Chrome for LingQ. I prefer Safari, but it is better to use Chrome than tolerate the settings being reset all the time.

        September 18 at 22:34
      • JDHallKY us United States

        By the way, it doesn't have anything to do with cookies, though that is what most people will suggest, with good reason. But, it's simply a problem with the way LingQ interacts with Safari. Use Chrome and you won't have the problem anymore.

        September 18 at 22:35
  • gregf fr France

    I have my browser clear my cookies after every session too. The LingQ popups are still very very annoying, why can't you guys just make it a user setting stored on the lingq server?

    September 15 at 08:33
  • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

    This is an ongoing problem in Safari, I posted about it a few weeks ago. I have been through every setting I can find and there are none that clear cookies when the browser closes. The only thing I have set regarding cookies is 'Prevent cross site tracking'. I can't see why that should affect Lingq.

    I gave up and started using Chrome for Lingq. Annoying because I prefer Safari.

    September 18 at 23:09
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      The issue with settings seems to appear on Safari only. Our developers are notified about this issue and we are looking for solution. Hopefully we will figure out why that happens.

      September 21 at 01:44
  • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

    Safari updated to Version 13 and the settings problem seems to have gone away. The echo on the text to speech problem is still there.

    September 21 at 09:20
    • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

      Great! This seems to have fixed it for me too. However, once I updated to Version 13, the lingq import extension no longer works.

      September 21 at 15:04
      • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

        Had to reinstall the extension, looks different but it still seems to work.

        September 21 at 16:36
        • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

          I tried this, but I currently log in via google, and the extension required log in information which I don't have.

          @zoran - any advice?

          September 22 at 11:37
          • Administrator
            zoran rs Serbia

            @davidrobinson You don't have login information for your LingQ account? If so, please contact me on support(at)lingq.com and I'll help you with that.

            Or, here's the link to new LingQ Safari Extension:

            September 22 at 13:18
            • davidrobinson gb United Kingdom

              Will do,

              I don't think I do? I just connect using the 'log in via gmail' button. Ill email you to find out what my actual log in is though!


              September 22 at 19:41
          • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

            It seems to have stopped working anyway. Probably needs an update to suit the new Safari version. Back to Chrome.

            September 22 at 13:19