screenshotOpen in Google™ Translate  |  Download Open a selection in Google Translate via the right-click context-menu item.

Some of the important features of the Open in Google™ Translate 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 Open in Google™ Translate.

In short, Open in Google™ Translate is a multi-browser Addon that enables you to open a selection of words or sentences in a separate Google Translate Tab. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Open in Google™ Translate

  • Select Target and Source languages from the Addons options page.

  • Translate selected word(s) or the entire page (if nothing is selected) in Google Translate page.

  • Supports all languages currently available in Google Translate Website.

  • Very Lite and easy-to-use Addon.

  • Available for Firefox and Opera browsers.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

Matched Content


  • If you are surfing over the internet and come across a page, written in a foreign language you do not understand, devouring in to a dictionary or a translation book may be very time-consuming, and rather a nuisance. For this reason, Google, one of the fastest Internet Search Engine manufacturers set of to develop something which could help people in such situations. At last we were introduced to Google Translate, an online translation tool which could help people translate words and even whole pages into their specified languages, to make surfing easier and faster. When it comes to translation while browsing, it is more convenient to see the translated word (or sentence) in a separate tab rather than the current page with just one click! This is when Open in Google™ Translate addon comes to the rescue.

    Open in Google™ Translate is a user-friendly and convenient add-on which helps people, translate words, sentences or even pages written in different languages, in a separate Google Translate tab. It gives you an easy translation by using your mouse right-click to open Google Translate website for translating any page (or selected words). For multitaskers, this add-on can be a fine addition to the list of add-ons they have pinned in their tool-bar. Moreover, Open in Google™ Translate can help you select source languages and target from the add-ons options page. This addon also gives you the option of either translating certain words or sentences or whole pages as mentioned above, in case you have not selected anything. On top of that, it supports every language which is offered on the official Google Translate website. It is a very easy to use add-on and is easily accessible from the mouse context-menu. The Open in Google™ Translate addon is available for Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. We would recommend this add-on to everyone, especially people who surf and use foreign websites a lot.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Open in Google™ Translate?

    Open in Google™ Translate is a multi-browser extension that enables you to translate a selection of words or sentences in Google Translate website. It adds a context-menu item to the right-click which helps you to open any selection in a separate Google Translate page (Tab). Moreover, if the selection is empty, you can translate the entire page with this Addon.

  • 2. Can I choose my desired Target and Source languages?

    Yes, to do so, please open the options page (once the addon is installed) and select your choice of source (FROM) and target (TO) languages. Please note, the options page is auto saved, once you change any item, you do not need to press any button to save it; simply close the options page.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Open in Google™ Translate?

    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 many languages are available to select for "TO" and "FROM" areas?

    Currently there are 91 languages to choose from. Note that in the "FROM" field, the first item is "Auto", which means the source language is automatically detected by the translator API. In the "TO" field, the default item is English. Please adjust both items according to your desired target language before using the Addon.

  • 5. Does this addon has any toolbar button?

    No, this addon does not have a toolbar button. The only way to access it is through the context-menu item available in your right-click.

  • 6. What happens if I click on a non-selected area within a page?

    When you click on a non-selected area within a page, the context menu item will change to the "Translate Page" instead of "Translate Selection", this way you can translate the entire page with this Addon.

  • 7. Can I translate very long paragraphs or sentences with this Addon?

    Yes, there is no limit in the translation. You can select a single word or the entire page with this addon. However it is recommended to translate maximum one paragraph at a time to prevent possible errors in the Google Translate website.

  • 8. Does this addon available for other browsers?

    Currently it is available for Opera and Firefox browsers, but in future support for Chrome and Safari will be added.


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