Every time they open a website in Chrome, users are met with an odd error where a Google Translate pop-up appears underneath the address bar. What if you are bilingual and don’t require Google Translate to translate the page?
However, some users have expressed dissatisfaction that Google Translate often appear unnecessarily in Chrome, even when the website is in English or the language they have chosen. Here’s how to turn off this function.
Because this is a Chrome issue, fixes would apply to all operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. UI may vary a little.
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1. Incognito experiment and Chrome update
To launch a new window in Incognito mode, use Ctrl+Shift+N. Here, all extensions are by default deactivated. Open the website where a pop-up for Google Translation is now occurring. You’re still expected to translate the page, right?
If so, the browser itself is the cause of the issue. If the answer is no, one of the installed browser extensions may be at fault. If you’re uncertain, disable every extension before reenabling each one to identify the offending one.
Update your Chrome browser at this time as well. It can correct several prevalent known and unknowing faults and problems.
2. Chrome pop-ups should be disabled
The website itself can show a pop-up message inviting you to translate the content in Chrome. They have a script that recognizes your geographic location and browser preferences and offers to translate the website on the assumption that you need assistance. Simply turning off the pop-up can be helpful.
1. Select Settings from the three dots menu that appears when you open the Chrome browser in the top right corner of the screen.
2. Type “pop-up” into the top search box, and then click Site settings.
3. Under Privacy and security, choose the link for Pop-ups and Redirects.
4. Choose the option to disallow pop-ups and redirection from websites.
The end of that. Pop-ups would no longer be permitted on any website. You can add certain websites to a whitelist if you wish to enable pop-ups for them.
3. Turn off the Native Translate setting in Chrome
Being a Google product, the Chrome browser includes a native translation tool that uses Google Translate. This may be the cause of the Google Translate pop-up that keeps appearing in your Chrome browser. Thankfully, you can instantly switch it off.
1. Open Settings by clicking the three dots menu button once again.
2. Expand the Language menu and type “translate” into the search box.
3. Disable the Offer to translate sites that aren’t in a language you read after a brief scroll.
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Try Firefox or the Brave browser
If nothing seems to be working, switching to a different browser will undoubtedly solve the issue.
Well, this won’t solve Chrome, but think about your options. In comparison to Chrome, the privacy-focused browser Brave is quicker and more secure. What else? All of your favourite Chrome extensions will function on Brave since it uses the same Chromium engine.
There’s no need to introduce Firefox. Brave was created by one of the Firefox co-founders, which explains why both of them place such great emphasis on user security and privacy. Firefox, in contrast to Brave, decided to create its engine and add-on marketplace.