How to Maximize Google Translations Use in Mozilla Firefox
Article by George Norman
On 09 Dec 2008
If you need to translate text content from one language to another, and you need to do this swiftly, then you could use Google Translator. Since times is money, and we are in the middle of an economic crisis, below you will find a detailed, step by step advisory on how to access Google Translator in a swift manner. It is pretty simple to follow since it only involves 3 comprehensive steps.

The first thing you need to do is visit the Google Translate web site (you can do so if you click here) and bookmark said web site. You can bookmark a page in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 by simply dragging the URL to the Bookmarks Toolbar, or by simply clicking the star shaped icon in the address bar next to the URL.

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Assuming you went with the drag and drop to bookmark toolbar option (the star icon was not part of Firefox 2.X , and most likely the drag and drop gesture became second nature to you, just as it did me), it is time to move on to the second step of this tutorial. You must now right click on the Google Translate bookmark; you will see several fields: Name, Location, Keyword, Description, and even the option to “Load this bookmark in sidebar”. Ignore them all, apart for the Keyword one (in this field you must type in “translate”) and the Location one (in this field you must make the minor alteration of adding “%s” at the end of the URL).

The third and final step is the simplest one of the whole tutorial – just click Save Changes and you’re done. Whenever you will encounter a piece of text that needs translating, select it, copy it (Ctrl + C; mouse right click + Copy), then go to the address bar and enter the following: “translate”, space, paste the selected word or phrase, and hit Enter. I think an example is in order. Let’s say that you need to translate “La vie est belle”; go to the toolbar and enter “translate La vie est belle” and in no time at all you will be directed to the Google Translate web page and you will be provided with the translation “Life is beautiful”.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Google, Google Translate
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