How to translate words by selecting them on a web page in Firefox

¿ If your favorite browser is Mozilla Firefox for its many advantages , but want to translate only a few paragraphs or words of that website? Well, currently it is possible to use the translation function in Firefox and we will show you how to do it in a simple way for all audiences. In fact, you can translate words by quickly selecting them.

And it is that all of us cybernauts, when we navigate on the information superhighway in search of a topic of our interest, it is never necessary that when we find some information it is in another language that we do not master. So it can be said that we went sailing in troubled waters.

In such a case, it is necessary to manually translate the website content, although in some browsers it is possible to translate entire web pages because they have built-in translators. Therefore, know what Mozilla Firefox brings for you. You just have to keep reading this post until the end.

How to translate words by selecting them from the Mozilla Firefox browser

Unfortunately Firefox does not include a translator in the browser; but you can easily add one by setting up a translator , or using an extension; These are small applets that offer specific benefits to the browser, they are also known as add-ons .

Mozilla even provides a direct link to language support extensions . Choose one that is recommended by the best ratings from among its users, and then follow the instructions to start using the plugin. One of the most popular translation extensions that we can recommend for your favorite Firefox browser is “Google Translator”.

How to add a third-party translation extension to Firefox

  1. Once you have entered the browser settings click on the extensions or add-ons .
  2. In the search engine of the page (a magnifying glass is displayed) enter the name of the extension you want to download. This will take you to its specification page, where you can click on the blue “add to Firefox” option .
  3. Then a pop-up window will open asking you to confirm the download and installation. Click “add” to give the extension permission to access your data and display any notifications.
  4. Firefox will automatically add the extension to your browser. Another separate pop-up window will appear, confirming that it has been added, along with instructions on how to manage your plugins.

Translate words by selecting them from a web page using the “Google Translate for Firefox” extension

After downloading this extension, you will notice that a “red T” icon appears on the Firefox toolbar. To translate with this tool, simply select the part of the text, paragraph or word that you want to translate and click on that red T icon.

Or if you prefer, you can also right-click and then select the option “translate this text with Google Translate.” The translation process will begin and the red T will turn to “Green T”. Done, that’s it!

Once the translation process is complete, the green T icon will revert to the red T icon and the selected text will be replaced by the translated text. If you need to translate the entire web page, you can click on the red T icon and select the “translate entire page” option .

The tool will automatically detect the source language, you can customize the resulting translation language in the options (which in our case would be: Spanish).

If you prefer, you can also choose the ” listen” option to send the text to Google, so you will hear the pronunciation of all the words you selected.

It is always useful to be able to translate a website from one language to another, especially without having to open a new tab and paste text into Google Translate.

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