Translator for Edge

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  1. 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!

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    • would it be better,

      Translate the word under the mouse pointer.

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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

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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

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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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                • 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.

                  7 votes
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                  • original text

                    add ability to get back the original text after translation

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                    • double click on word will translate

                      double click on word will translate

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                      • 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

                        • Shortcut key

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

                          17 votes
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                          • Side by Side windows with original and translated text

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

                            30 votes
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                            • Partially translated text back to the original language

                              Partially translated text back to the original language

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                              • 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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                                • 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

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • original language

                                        Shortcut key to back original language

                                        3 votes
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                                        • 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

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