You can enable or disable translation of web pages in browsers at any time in the Widen Collective. Though we don't recommend it as a best practice due to inconsistencies in translations, the service is available if English is not your preferred language.


Chrome, Safari, and IE use Google Translate to translate web pages.


Firefox uses add-ons, including the Google Translator add-on.


Chrome

To enable or disable translation in Chrome:

  1. Open the Chrome menu in the top right of the browser window.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Scroll to the Languages section.
  5. Add the desired language or drag to order the languages based on preferences. Check that the offer to translate pages option is enabled.


Chrome settings



Chrome languages



To translate in Chrome, right-click on the page and select Translate to English or click the Translate icon in the address bar. (Note that on a Mac, instead of a Translate icon, a translation bar displays below the address bar. Users can select the language to translate to in the translate bar.)


Refer to Chrome Help for more information about translations in Chrome.


Firefox

To enable or disable translation in Firefox:

  1. Open the Firefox menu in the top right of the browser window.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Choose in the Language and Appearance section.
  4. Select a language to add.
  5. Click OK.


Check out this article for more detailed instructions about translating in Firefox.


Firefox preferences



Firefox languages



Safari

To enable or disable translation in Safari, install the Translate extensions from the Safari Extensions Gallery.


To translate in Safari, right-click on a page and select Translate this page and a translation bar displays below the address bar. Select the language to translate to in the translation bar, then click the Translate a web page arrow.


IE

To enable or disable translation in IE, install the Bing Bar, which has Microsoft Translator integrated into it.


If you use Microsoft Edge, there's also an available translator extension.