GTranslateWinS is a browser extension (add-on).
To translate selected text into a language of your choice just press ESC key (default) and you are done! The Google Translate window is opened with the result of translation and optionally automatically listened. All subsequent selected text translation requests will go in the same window, moving it at the top of windows stack. If nothing is selected on a page the ESC key works as a view toggler, moving the Google Translate window under the translation source window and back at the top again or switching between tabs if the Google Translate and translation source tabs are in the same window.
The ESC (spelled "Escape") key is usually found in the top left corner of a keyboard and may be changed for any other key in the extension Options. Note that in some environments your key may interfere with shortcuts set for the environment. For example, if you used to copy selected text with Ctrl+C shortcut obviously it is not recommended to set neither Ctrl nor C for this extension key as that immediately initiates translation of the selected text.
Above pressing the ESC key optionally you have three more ways to initiate translation:
- Grab selected text with left mouse button and drag it a bit out of the place.
- Click on the pop-up button, which appears near selected text.
- Click on the relative right click context menu entry.
The "translate into" languages are mirrored from the Google Translate website at the moment of opening the extension Options window. The language of the translation source text is detected automatically by the Google Translate. Another words, all the Google Translate current languages are supported.
Tip: as the Google Translate opened by this extension is a regular browser window you can resize it, move in any corner of the screen, fix at the top of windows or even move to another monitor! This is the main difference between this extension and most of extensions/add-ons based on the Google Translate which open translation results in their own panels or pop-ups.
Learn more about actual using the Google Translate application on https://support.google.com or http://www.wikihow.com.
Note that this extension is not affiliated with Google Inc. or any of their Services.