Google Translate Bar Ported From Chrome For Firefox

14 Feb/10

One of the new features of Google Chrome 5 is a Google Translate bar that pops up automatically if a website uses a different language from the user’s system language. Not all Chrome uses like the new feature in the latest development releases of the web browser which becomes apparent if you read the comments in our review of the feature (read Google Translate integrated in Google Chrome 5)

Most commenters find it annoying as it will automatically pop up with no option to make it a manual process which many would prefer. Other Chrome users prefer more configuration options that would allow them to disable the translation for some languages and enable it to translate automatically for others.

The Firefox add-on gTranslator is basically a port of the Google Chrome 5 feature with the difference that the translation has to be initiated manually by the user.

The Firefox add-on places an icon in the status bar of the Internet browser after installation. Clicking that status bar icon will display the Google Translate Bar that resembles the bar found in Google Chrome 5.

The user can select the language that the website should get translated to in the bar before clicking on the Translate link to translate it without reload. This has to be done for every page the user visits on that website. The Google Chrome translate bar contains an option to always translate that language when it is encountered which can be helpful for users who have to visit foreign language websites regularly.

Configuration options to automatically translate languages are not offered by gTranslator yet. The add-on has been added recently to the Firefox add-on repository and it might be that the developer is already at work to add the feature to the add-on.

GTranslator can be downloaded from the official Mozilla Firefox website.

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