Translate Selected Text

Translate Selected Text

Translate selected text without opening a new tab.

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What is Translate Selected Text?

Translate Selected Text is a Firefox addon that enables users to translate any selected text in a web page without needing to open a new tab. Users can choose the destination language and click on the extension menu item to get the translation in a simple and intuitive interface. Please note the addon does not work on restricted pages like

Stats date:
By: Bill
Users: 941 ▲ 17
Rating: 4.91 (11)
Version: 1.2.2 (Last updated: 2021-09-07)
Creation date: 2020-08-15
Weekly download count: 33
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • menus
  • activeTab
Size: 11.68K
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge


  • Choose the destination language in the options page.
  • Select text in a web page and click on the extension menu item to translate it.
  • Click outside the translated text panel to make it disappear.
  • You can move the translated text panel by dragging the gray header.
The addon doesn't work on restricted pages like
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use
  • Quick translation
  • Lightweight
  • Useful for daily multi-language use
  • Not requiring access to all data on site
  • Lack of user-friendly features such as shortcut key combination, button selection
  • Inability to translate popup text
  • Lack of fixed translation window
Most mentioned
  • Ease of use
  • Need for additional features like shortcut keys, pop-up button, and fixed translation window
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Risk impact

Translate Selected Text is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Translate Selected Text has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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