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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 8 years ago
  • Total downloads: 325
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Publisher: James L. (2 other programs)
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mac default iconGoogle Dictionary and Google Translate For Mac Publisher's description

The extension brings two functionalities to your Firefox browser...

The extension brings two functionalities to your Firefox browser:

* in-line translation/dictionary look-up of words;
* translation of the whole page.

Note: You should choose your language (see the Options section below) before using the extension to avoid any surprise.

In-line Dictionary

Double-click or highlight a word, and a little pop-up will show the definition of it in your language.

Alternatively, you can move your mouse over the word that you want to translate while pressing down the Ctrl key.

At the top-right corner of the little pop-up, there is a "more" link which will lead you to the full definition at Google Dictionary web site. (If the language or the translation is not supported by Google Dictionary, the "more" link will lead you to Google Translate web site instead.)

To close the little pop-up, just click on any blank place on the browser, or press the Esc button. The little pop-up must be closed before you can activate another in-line translation.

Page Translation

In version 1.7, a Google Translate button is added into the toolbar palette. You can drag it into your toolbar to enable 1-click whole page translation into your own language. See this and this posts for how to add a button from the palette into your toolbar.

Alternatively, you can click on the Tools menu from the menu bar, and select Translate Page.


Open the Options dialog to setup the extension.

* Select your language

If your language is not in the list, read the section "Why isn't my language on the list".

* Enable select-to-translate

If it is checked, you can double-click any word or highlight a phrase to see the in-line translation.

* Enable double-click-to-translate (since version 1.5)

If it is checked, you can double-click any word to see the in-line translation. With this new option, you can uncheck the above Enable select-to-translate option which may cause inconvenience when you want to copy & paste some text from the web page.

* Enable Ctrl-hover-to-translate

If it is checked, you can press down the Ctrl key and move your mouse over the word to view the in-line translation of it.

o Aggressive mode

If it is not checked, you must press down the Ctrl key first and keep it down when you move the mouse to translate a word. If you want to know the technical detail, read the section "What is aggressive mode".

* Disable language auto-detection. I only look up words in ... (since version 1.6)

This option is for the inline dictionary. If it is checked, the language auto-detection function is disabled. Therefore, you need to choose which language the original words that you look up are in. Google's language auto-detection is convenient, but not perfect. Many complaints have been received saying that the languages were wrongly detected. Even Google is sometimes not so confident about its language detection result. So this option is added to give a better experience to those who only read articles in one specific language.

In version 2.0, a new tab Style is added to the Options dialog. The user can apply his/her own style to the Google Dictionary pop-up.

* Enable my style

If it is checked, the CSS code in the following input box will be applied to the extension to let user override the default style. There are some samples of the CSS code can be found here. They can be simply copied and pasted into the input box.

What's New in This Release:

В· Give users the option to change the style of gdic pop-up.

System Requirements:

В· Firefox 3.6 to 4.0b8pre
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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