Allows Google Translate™ selected text by pressing ANY key or mouse button.

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What is GTranslateWinS?

GTranslateWinS is a Firefox add-on that allows you to easily translate selected text. By pressing any key or mouse button, you can initiate translation using Google Translate. The extension supports multiple languages and opens the translation result in a regular browser window, giving you more flexibility in resizing and moving the window.

Stats date:
Users: 48
Rating: 3.88 (8)
Version: 1.6 (Last updated: 2019-07-13)
Creation date: 2016-04-26
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • webRequest
Size: 60.51K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Screencast demo:

To translate selected text into a language of your choice just press ESC key (default) and you are done! The Google Translate™ window is opened with the result of translation and optionally automatically listened. All subsequent selected text translation requests will go in the same window, moving it at the top of windows stack. If nothing is selected on a page the ESC key works as a view toggler, moving the Google Translate™ window under the translation source window and back at the top again or switching between tabs if the Google Translate™ and translation source tabs are in the same window.

The ESC (spelled "Escape") key is usually found in the top left corner of a keyboard and may be changed for any other key in the extension Options. Note that in some environments your key may interfere with shortcuts set for the environment. For example, if you used to copy selected text with Ctrl+C shortcut obviously it is not recommended to set neither Ctrl nor C for this extension key as that immediately initiates translation of the selected text.

Above pressing the ESC key optionally you have three more ways to initiate translation:

• Press ANY key or mouse button. • Click on the pop-up button, which appears near selected text. • Click on the relative right click context menu entry.

The "translate into" languages are mirrored from the Google Translate™ website at the moment of opening the extension Options window. The language of the translation source text is detected automatically by the Google Translate™. Another words, all the Google Translate™ current languages are supported.

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User reviews
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Risk impact

GTranslateWinS is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install GTranslateWinS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

GTranslateWinS has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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