Windows 10: Edge and adding an extension. Is this correct ? Solved

  1. Posts : 1,292
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       04 Aug 2016 #1

    Edge and adding an extension. Is this correct ?

    I've just tried adding 'Bing Translate' which is an App from the store. The App was located and installed via the new extensions tab under 'settings in Edge.

    Question... I was expecting the App to show in the browser and to be useable from the browser. I imagined I would be able to swipe text on a page, right click and select 'Translate'. Am I wrong in that assumption ?

    The App has installed and is usable (and its really good) via the normal Windows search box but it seems totally disconnected from Edge. I really thought I could just use it from Edge as and when needed. As it is, I have to copy the text, open the app and then paste the text in.

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  2.    04 Aug 2016 #2

    Microsoft Translate. This useful extension will translate foreign language pages for over 50 languages. When you encounter a page in a different language, the Microsoft Translator icon will appear in the address bar; just click it to instantly translate the page to your currently configured language.

    - might be nearer what you want. But page translation... it works.

    ( = Search Store for Edge, look for Translator for MS Edge)

    (Or use e.g. Firefox + add-ons to translate specifically selected text !!!)

    I found clicking 'Get extensions' opened Store basically blank- I'd hoped for a list of available extensions; this means knowing which extensions are available, then searching. Hmm.

    Note experience here:
    Solved The new extensions for Edge don't work - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    04 Aug 2016 #3

    There are two Microsoft Translators in the Windows Store.

    A Microsoft Translator App where you can type, speak, use the camera and it will translate for you (on Windows Phone for example, you can use the phone camera to view a menu and it'll overlay the translation in real time on top of the menu). This app is in the store at the following link:

    Bing Translator:

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    The other is a Translator For Microsoft Edge where you can highlight text in a web page, right-click and translate, or click a button that appears to the right of the browser address bar to translate the entire page. This app is in the store at the following link:

    Translator For Microsoft Edge:

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    Go to the two links above and see which one you have installed. I think you've installed the app but not the Edge Extension, which is separate.
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  4. Posts : 2,665
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .165
       04 Aug 2016 #4

    I have the one for Edge installed and it stays there also if you click on options and put a tick in the box, then as soon as you go onto a foriegn page it will translate it for you straight away
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  5. Posts : 1,292
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
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       05 Aug 2016 #5

    Thanks guys. It was the first one (Bing Translate) that I had installed. When searching for apps in the store via the new 'Extensions' tab in Edge, that second one doesn't show up. I've installed it from Arc's link though :)

    The Bing one is fantastic, not so sure about the other though. I just tried it on some Russian text and see that it overwrites the text on the web page.

    This shows the text I highlighted for translation and what both made of it.

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