Some of the important features of the Sidebar for Google™ Translator 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 Sidebar for Google™ Translator.
In short, Sidebar for Google™ Translator gives you access to the Google Translate page via sidebar window. Moreover, it loads translator page in mobile-view.
5 Reasons to Use Sidebar for Google™ Translator
Easy one-click access to Google Translate via sidebar window (click the toolbar icon to open sidebar).
Supports all Google Translate functions in mobile view.
Best for fast translation of words or sentences (or using text-to-speech) while browsing the web.
Has the option to translate the entire page via context-menu item (see options page).
Available only for Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Google™ Translator Sidebar?
Google™ Translator Sidebar is a multi-browser addon to open Google translate page in your browsers sidebar (Currently, Firefox and Opera support sidebar). With this addon you can translate words or sentences (or using text-to-speech) without any distractions from Google Translate sidebar view. Just open the sidebar, type desired item, see the translation and enjoy. Please note that the translator page is live as long as the sidebar is open. Once you close the sidebar the translator will be closed as well. Also, the Addon loads translator in mobile view, which is a compact and easy-to-use interface designed for small window areas such as sidebar.
2. How does Google™ Translator Sidebar works?
Working with this Addon is very simple. To operate, just click on the toolbar button in Firefox (for Opera, click the icon next to the sidebar), and you will see the sidebar UI with translator mobile view. Then type-in your desired word or sentence, hit enter and see the translation right-away. It is important to note that, when you close the sidebar, translator will close as-well.
3. How can I download the source code for Sidebar for Google™ Translator?
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 I access the options or settings page?
In order to access the options page, simply open the Firefox extension page, find Google™ Translator Sidebar and click on the open options. Follow a similar approach for Opera to open options page. Once you change any value, it automatically saves to the memory.
5. Does this addon compatible with all versions of Firefox and Opera?
Yes, it is fully compatible with all versions of two browsers.
6. Is it possible to open translator by clicking on the toolbar button?
No. Clicking on the toolbar button only opens the sidebar. But within the sidebar panel there are five buttons placed at the top section. From left to right, there is back button, which acts as a browser back button. Settings button, which opens the addon options page. Home button, to load the Google translator homepage. Pop-out button, which is for opening the current video in a new tab. Forward button, which acts as a browser forward button.
7. Does this addon affect translator when I open it in a new Tab?
No. This addon has no effect on the Google Translate page at all. Everything happens within the sidebar, and the addon does not have any effect on the translator website loading in other places such as tabs, iframes or toolbar panel.
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