How to automatically translate web pages in Firefox

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How to automatically translate web pages in Firefox
Firefox can translate languages with the right add-on. (Getty Thinkstock)

Unlike some website browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox does not automatically ask if you want to translate a foreign language to English, or the language you usually use on the Internet. However, you can select from a wide choice of free translators available as Firefox add-ons which will do the job for you quickly and easily. Select which one you want to download by considering the features each offers and by a critical appraisal of the user reviews.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the Firefox browser and click the orange "Firefox" button at the top right-hand of the page. Select "Add-ons" from the right-hand side of the menu pane that appears. This takes you to the "Get add-ons" page.

  2. 2

    Type "automatic translators" in the search box at the top right-hand corner of the "Get add-ons" page. More than 100 results will come up including add-ons such as Google Translator for Firefox, Quick Translator and FoxLingo. Browse the translator options until you find one that suits you.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Install" button on the right of your selected option. You'll need to restart Firefox to complete installation. Click the "Restart now" button. Once Firefox has restarted follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation of your translator.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't get along with your chosen translator, uninstall it by going to the "Add-ons" page, clicking "Extensions," then selecting "Remove" next to the name of the translator.

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