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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Adding a Google Translation Shortcut to Firefox

If you often translate bits and pieces using Google Translator, here’s one way to quickly access it:

Now if you find a bit you want to translate, you can copy it, then type translate followed by a blank into the address bar, paste the text, and hit return. The text “translate” is your custom keyword as you provided it, and the “%s” tells Firefox that you want to pass a parameter which will be appended to the URL.

There are surely many other ways to access translation tools in the browser – what is your preferred approach?

[Hat tip to Bret Taylor!]


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