Some of the important features of the Language Switcher addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Language Switcher.
In short, Language Switcher is a lite addon that let you easily stich your browser language to a desired one from a list of available languages.
4 Reasons to Use Language Switcher
A lite addon that let you easily change your browser language.
Has a toolbar popup for easy access to a list of available languages.
Supports more than 200 languages.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Language Switcher?
Language Switcher is a lite and multi-browser add-on that let you easily change your browser language from toolbar popup. Simply open the popup UI and select your language from the drop-down list. Please note that all changes are auto-saved to the memory. After changing the language, please reload the page to see the updated HTML. There is also a reload button in the popup in order to reload the active tab. Right next to the reload button, there is the reset button to revert languages changes to factory settings.
2. How can I work with this add-on?
As mentioned above, simply choose your desired language from the popup UI. Then, reload any all open tabs to see the updates in the page language. Please note that for some websites you might need to clear cache and cookie to see the language changes. Because some websites use a cookie to store language preference and no matter what you choose for your browser language, it wont change until you clear cookie and stored data. If you want to switch the language to the original one, please press on the reset button in toolbar popup (second button next to the reload icon).
3. How can I download the source code for Language Switcher?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How do websites choose the display language?
In the first place, many websites use the language header (accept-language) that the browser sends to the server. Some others use your IP address to identify the country and language where you are browsing from. Alternatively, they might use the language settings in your browser to adjust the display language. This addon changes the language header (accept-language) that your browser sends to web servers before rendering the page. Based on this language header websites decide to render the page in an appropriate language. In some situations, you might see nothing changes when you choose your desired language from toolbar popup. When this happens, please clear data & cache for that specific site and try to reload the page again.
5. Does this addon has a separate options or settings page?
No, as mentioned above, this addon does not have separate options or settings page. Everything needed is available in toolbar popup UI.
6. What buttons are available in toolbar popup UI?
As mentioned above currently there are few buttons to operate with this addon. The first button is a drop-down list to choose your desired language. Below the drop-down list, there are four small buttons. The first one is for reloading the active tab. The second button is for the reset function. The 3rd button opens the support page for this addon. The last button is for making donations.
7. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this add-on is available for both mobile and desktop machines on all operating systems. Please note that, on mobile devices, the popup UI might not fit perfectly on the screen.
8. How can I disable this addon?
In order to disable this addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button next to the addons name. Alternatively, you can select the - default - item from the drop-down list in toolbar popup. If you choose default item as the preferred language, the addon wont take any actions and the web server chooses the display language from your IP address or internal browser settings.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
Reviews | Discussions
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