Firefox Gets Its Own Native Translation Feature

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Firefox, as a worldwide recognized browser, probably one (if not the main) the reason for the beginning of the decline of Explore, it has a self-developed kernel but didn’t have a self-developed translation function. 

Users needed to install extensions such as Google Translate. Recently, Mozilla announced the launch of Firefox Translations, a self-developed translation tool for Firefox. Unlike other translation tools, the translation function of Firefox Translations is completed locally inside the system to protect user privacy.

Mozilla launched Firefox Translations in the  Firefox Nightly version. However, users of this browser will need to manually turn it on :

  • Enter about: config in the Firefox address bar;
  • Search for extensions.translations.disabled;
  • Set the option to false;
  • Just restart the browser.

Once enabled, a translation button will be displayed at the top of the web page. This feature gives users more translation options, users can still use the Google Translate plugin or have both. Whatever the case is, Mozilla promises that its native translation feature brings more security.


Mozilla is improving some items of the macOS version of the browser by enhancing some of the browser’s native visual effects, between the many improvements you can find:  

  • Support for the macOS system’s native full-screen
  • Animation effects when the scroll bar hits the bottom and top of the web page
  • Improvements to the dark mode.

It has a new flat scroll bar animation effect enabled in Firefox Nightly. But, users need to manually enable the native full screen and enhanced dark mode functions by themselves. 

The improvement work on macOS native full-screen support and enhanced dark mode is still in development, but that want to be early adopters may encounter many problems after enabling these features in Firefox Nightly, better to wait for the official release in the middle of July 2021.

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