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  1. Cancel

    You should provide option for cancel translating

    15 votes
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  2. translate parts of the screen

    Add a function that allows the user to highlight a part of the screen (while the app is in the background), and then have it translated in the app. It would essentially be the equivalent of the camera-based translation feature except that it would translate a 'picture' of what is on the screen.

    5 votes
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  3. popup translate

    please check this chrome extention:TransOver. as an esl learner transover'S translate method is absolutly benefiticial.
    i like to read the text in English language. but people like me often struggle with word's meaning.

    instead disturbing the reading process with looking at the extentional dictionary program or website, I feel really comfortable with instant popup on text. so that I can keep going to read without any disturbing concentration things. I am insist about that you should add transover's concept in to the translator for edge.

    8 votes
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  4. Offer the option to change the from-language

    Please add the option to change the "from" language.

    Thx.

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thank you for posting on the forum.

    The Edge Translator Add-in uses auto-detect as the from language. You can only select the to-language. If a page has several languages then please select the text you’d like to translate and use right-click to translate the text.

    If you still think it should be seen as a different language please copy the text and paste it in https://www.bing.com/translator/.

    Kind regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  5. Fix how it decides what the page original language is

    Currently it appears to decide the original page language using either meta-tags or by reading some of the top text on the page. This doesn't work well on forums where the page heading is English but the posts are in Spanish (or another language). It decides the page is in English and won't let you override it and tell it to translate from the other language to English. It should either scan the entire page looking for non-default language text or at least let us tell it the original language.

    4 votes
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  6. double click on word will translate

    double click on word will translate

    6 votes
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  7. Partially translated text back to the original language

    Partially translated text back to the original language

    6 votes
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  8. original text

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    10 votes
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  9. add ability to get back the original text after translation

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    5 votes
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  10. add ability to get back the original text after translation

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    3 votes
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  11. Show both orginal text and translated text at the same time for the selected text with a small pop up window

    Have to use refresh button now to show original text, should really reference from google translator

    5 votes
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  12. 101 votes
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  13. original language

    Shortcut key to back original language

    3 votes
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  14. Shortcut key

    translate when hold Alt (or othe key) and selected text.

    19 votes
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  15. Translate with double click on text and in new little windows

    Translate with double click on text and show translated word or phrase in a new little window

    7 votes
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  16. 5 votes
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  17. Side by Side windows with original and translated text

    Provide a way to view original and translated texte si de by side

    31 votes
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  18. Undo the translated word

    after click a word to translate to other language, click the selected word to undo to original word. Click it again back to the translated word. so that can learn the new word.

    17 votes
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  19. Suggest to add manually open translation function

    Sometime, it can not correctly detect the foreign language web site, in this case, I hope can manually open the translation function.

    12 votes
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  20. Inbuilt Microsoft Translator into Windows 10 mobile like Google chrome for Android

    Add Microsoft translator inbuilt into Windows 10 mobile Microsoft edge - browser.
    Check Google chrome in Android - without extension ( It auto translate other language website pahes into Phone's default language )

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