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How to translate a web page

Read this page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge in the language of your choice.

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Firefox does not have built-in capability for translating webpages as Google Chrome does. But with the browser extension “To Google Translate” you can also access Google’s translator with Firefox and have entire web pages or text sections translated into other languages. The steps for setting up and using the add-on for Firefox are outlined in this article.

How to translate a page on Firefox

Follow these steps to set up a free page translation plugin:

  • First, open Firefox. Then click the menu button in the top right corner.
  • Then select the “Add-ons and themes” menu.
  • At the top right, you will now see a search bar. Enter “translator” here and press the Enter key.
  • A new tab will open with your search results. You can freely choose a translator. For example, the Google Translator is popular.
  • Select an entry and then click the “Add to Firefox” button.
  • After that, switch back to your addon tab and make sure that the translator is enabled. Next to it, click on “Settings.”
  • Find the “Target Language” field and set it to “Spanish” here. Click on “Save Changes” at the bottom.
  • Now highlight foreign language text, right-click it and select the “Translate”. That’s all.

How to translate a page on Chrome

You can also translate sites into any language using Microsoft Edge. For Edge users, this will only take a few seconds.

  • The Microsoft Edge browser may be used to translate any website.
  • Click the Translation Options button in the address bar at the top of the screen. When Edge detects that the language of the page is different from the language you chose during setup, it automatically shows this symbol.
  • Your primary language selection from the drop-down menu ought to be applied universally. Use the Translate button to obtain this.

How to translate a page in Chrome

Some of the websites you visit online may not be written in English. However, if you’re already a Chrome user, you don’t have to switch browsers right now. When you visit a website that is not written in your browser’s native language, the browser will automatically translate the content for you.

  • Open the web page you want to translate in Chrome. 
  • To translate the current page, enter the URL into the address box and then choose the relating icon. When Chrome recognizes that a page is written in a language other than English, it shows this indicator.
  • In the pop-up menu, click English or your preferred language.
  • Check the box labeled “Always translate” if you want Chrome to do automatic translations between this language and the target language. If Chrome has assumed the incorrect language, for example, you may change it by clicking the three dots and selecting “Translate.”