08 Aug 2010
Nice Translator for Firefox (with Hotkey)
The Nice Translator Firefox Extension is an adaptation of the original Nice Translator website.
It allows a user to translate into multiple languages at a time, as they type right from within a website. Select text and immediately have it translated with just a few clicks.
But there’s a problem. Because it was designed for selected-text translation, the only way to access it is to right-click a page: no hotkey, no toolbar button.
Since it’s a really good language tool, today, I’ve spent a few minutes to make this compatible with Firefox 3.* and add a hotkey to the original Firefox extension (ver. 0.3) - Ctrl+Q.
PS: if you are not ok with this key combination, you can just
- download the .xpi (right click, Save as…)
- rename the .xpi file to .zip
- edit the file within named chrome/content/ntff.js and change line 114 to suite your needs
- rename back to .xpi
- drag-and-drop the changed file on Firefox