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  1. 2 votes
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    • We’ve detected higher than normal traffic from your computer or network. Please type in the characters you see below to continue translating

      "We've detected higher than normal traffic from your computer or network. Please type in the characters you see below to continue translating."

      Why do I keep getting this message? Make it go away

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        Hi,

        Thanks for your message on the translator forum and I’m sorry to read this is happening. Please help us understand what is going wrong:

        Which of our translator services are you using?
        Can you please share a screenshot?

        Thanks,
        Gwenda
        Microsoft Translator Team

      • FIX IT

        FIX IT

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        • 3 votes
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          • STOP SENDING THE MESSAGE ABOUT TRANSLATOR I DO ONLY ENGLISH WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            DON'T SEND MESSAGE UNLESS WE ASK FOR TRANSLATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • How to use the Microsoft Translator while use the Edge to opening the PDF files?

              How to use the Microsoft Translator while use the Edge to opening the PDF files?

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              • 5 votes
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                • how can i recover it?

                  after translate ,i want to recover it,because i want to learn english. so that i can recognize the word the next time i meet
                  it

                  3 votes
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                  • Suggestion

                    Can make a window style? Instead of replacing the text with the language which want to translator, so that I can compare the two languages.

                    3 votes
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                    • Allow choosing the language to translate from.

                      Allow choosing the language from which to translate.

                      Currently, if the wrong language is detected, cannot translate the page.

                      3 votes
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                      • Please add the ' Cancel text translation' option.

                        After I select a sentence and press ' Text Translation ' I can translate the sentence. However, there is no option to cancel the translation. Please add the ' Cancel text ' option.

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                        • 7 votes
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                          • show original text when click on translated text, like using on iPad

                            when surfing Internet by using Microsoft translator on iPad, I find it's so convenient that I can click on the translated text to see the original text. however, I can‘t do that on Edge, what a pity!

                            2 votes
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                            • would it be better,

                              Translate the word under the mouse pointer.

                              2 votes
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                              • Need pop translate... like another translator

                                I need such kind of translator that have lots of option like pop-up, select, direct translate

                                3 votes
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                                • Deliver an undo functionality

                                  For me it's very important to look up for a few or specific words. Using the app the original word is exchanged by the translation but I can't undo it. That means there is no possibility to take a view on the original text. It's a wild mix of the two languages selected for translation

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Cancel

                                    You should provide option for cancel translating

                                    10 votes
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                                    • 99 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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