How to turn translation off on firefox

Written by jason artman
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The Mozilla website hosts several add-ons that you can install to give the Firefox Web browser the ability to automatically translate Web pages written in a language other than your own. Some of these add-ons include FoxLingo, BabelFish Instant Translation, Translator and gTranslate. These add-ons make use of Web-based translation services such as Babel Fish and Google Translate. If you have installed a translation add-on for Firefox and find that it does not produce the desired experience when browsing foreign websites, disable it via the Firefox Add-ons menu.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click the "Firefox" button in the upper left corner of the window if you are using Firefox 4 or later. In previous Firefox versions, click the "Tools" menu.

  2. 2

    Click "Add-ons."

  3. 3

    Click the "Extensions" tab on the left or top side of the window.

  4. 4

    Click the "Disable" button next to the translation add-on that you want to turn off. A "Restart Now" link appears above the name of the add-on.

  5. 5

    Click the "Restart Now" link to restart Firefox with the add-on disabled.

Tips and warnings

  • To remove a translation add-on permanently in Firefox, click the "Remove" button rather than the "Disable" button in the "Add-ons Manager" window.

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