Solved I dont understand, google used to translate whole web pages automatic, now does nothing?


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You would load a page, and message would appear and ask if you want to translat, or keep original language, it does nothing now.
So I goto extensions, and see there is a google translate extension for chrome, I install it but still nothing.
After install instructions said in a message to click on the extension in the address bar, but icon does not appear.
 

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I uninstalled and just reinstalled, will see if I can figure this out.

BUT whatever I was using before, no need to select any text, the entire page would translate at once.
 

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Frustration, just not working, not working at all.
 

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Just went to Edge, and it is set to on, no translate offer either, I suppose I can try rebooting.
I know it used to work, it is like you dont miss it till it fails. Then you wonder what weird thing happened.

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I figured it out finally. Google or developer may have changed the way the extension works, it used to pop up and say do you want to translate and gave a bunch of language options.

What you have to do is on the address bar click the dark extension puzzle piece, select 'google translate', a little input window opens, click 'translate this page', I had to click it a couple times, then the translation to English just happens.

I wish it was working like before!
And there is just no telling when someone will mess up stuff.
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I would mark it solved, If I knew how.
 

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Just in case anyone is wondering.
 

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@sdowney717 To mark this solved, go directly above the first post in the thread and there's a button to mark it.
 

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It's usually where I drew the (bad) circle...

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There is nothing there, no button. All I can click is my sdowney717 user name

Even the space you circled, has no control in that spot.
 

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Oh well, the mods/admins will handle it :D
 

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works fine with firefox - you have to allow popups for Google translate if you disabled them


Click the llink - it will appear for a second or 2 in German and then switch to English -- I don't have Chrome but maybe there's a setting also about popups which might be stopping the translation.

@z3r010 the Marked solved is working fine for me with firefox V 99.0

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Firefox :

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Although I'm on my Linux NAS server currently. Firefox usually behaves identically whether on Linux or Windows in my experience.

Just fired up a Windows 11 VM (latest build - todays) and it's all working properly there too .Screenshot_20220413_222957.png

cheers

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The solved button is awol for some users, I couldn't see an obvious reason, but will investigate when I get a minute.
Thanks for looking into it, I used to have a solved button.
 

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