Many a times we come across news posts and other articles that are written in some other language but English. Times like this, we normally use Google Translation to get the article translated to English, which to be honest, takes some time. What if you could do it say 3 seconds and no heading over to Google Translate and stuff.
If you’re on Google Chrome, the browser will automatically detect the language and ask whether you’d want to translate it. That’s not the case with Mozilla Firefox. Here’s a useful addon for Firefox that lets you translate any page to English with only a Right Click. It’s called Translator to English. The addon works like a charm and can translate almost any given language to English and it’s super simple to use this addon.
After downloading and installing Translator to English, head over to any page that is not in your native language. Now select the text that you want to translate to English and Right Click to open the context menu. Click on the option Translate Selection to see the magic happen. Sometimes, if you select a huge paragraph the text may not be translated, so it’s preferable to select 2-3 lines for translation. You can see in the screenshots below how accurate the translation is;
The text that you select gets translated on the same page, no refreshes or anything of that sort required. It’s fast, simple and fairly accurate. When I say accurate, I mean you’ll easily understand what the Chinese or German text you wanted to translate means in English. The sentences and grammar will obviously be messed up, so it’s your job to make it clear and understandable.
You can download the Translate to English Firefox addon from over here.
Tell us if you found this add-on useful. What other translator addons you use on your Firefox browser. Have you downloaded Firefox 6 yet?
Using a web browser such as Mozilla Firefox in full screen mode is quite commonplace these days. Usually this is achieved by pressing the F11 key on the keyboard and once in the full screen mode, the address bar and the status bar auto hide giving more screen space. One has to hover the mouse on the top and bottom area of the screen to see the hidden address and status bars respectively.
Some users don’t like the idea that the auto-hiding of toolbar takes place while in full screen mode so this guide will tell you how to disable the auto-hide of toolbars in full screen mode:
Step 1: Launch Firefox and in the address bar (where you enter website URLs) write about:config and press Enter.
Click on the I’ll be careful, I promise! button to proceed.
Type animate in the Filter box and look for following integer key:
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Step 4: The entry would be set to value True by default. Double click the entry to set it to False.
Step 1: Launch the Firefox browser and press F11 to enter into full screen mode.
Step 2: Move the cursor on top of screen to bring back the toolbars.
Step 3: Right-click on the navigation toolbar and uncheck Hide Toolbars option.
I hope this tutorial will be handy for Firefox users who are trying to hide toolbar.
Xmarks offers bookmark synchronization; that is you can access your favorite bookmarks from anywhere, for simplifying the process there is an Add-on for Firefox, Chrome, Safari (Mac), Internet Explorer, which helps you to synchronize your bookmarks across multiple computers and even multiple browsers. I would suggest you for using this Add-on with Firefox .
This is very useful Add-on for all the people who work on multiple computers at home and office; they can easily sync their bookmarks and passwords from their home computer to office computer. Xmarks Firefox is quite easy to install and just with not much configuration you will be able to synchronize all your bookmarks.
Here are quick steps to sync your bookmarks and passwords through Xmarks:
Register yourself on Xmarks website.
Download Xmarks for Firefox from here.
Once you installed Xmarks in Firefox, you just need to Run Setup Wizard as shown below.
Click on the Next Button shown below.
If you have not created an account earlier you can create now, or skip through if you have already created an account. You will skip this step ,if you are setting it up from another computer.
Enter you’re your username, password in the screen shown below.
Once you enter username and password, it will ask you whether you would like to synchronize passwords, select no and click on next.
A Dialogue box will appear and you need to click ” Next”.
Following windows will appear.
After that your bookmarks are uploaded to the server. Now whenever you want to sync your bookmarks or passwords and just click on “Synchronize now” as shown below.
Xmarks also gives you options like synchronizing as soon as you open your browser or close browser, saving passwords and automatic synchronization. You can choose your preferences according to your requirement.
Hope you found this Add-on useful. Which add-on you use to synchronize your bookmarks from one computer to another?