When browsing the web with various inputs and other keyboard actions, traveling from the keyboard to the touchpad to right click is fairly obnoxious.

Google Chrome offers a "Translate to English" option in it's right click menu, something I find myself having to use often as I browse sites with English and another language.

The context menu for Google Chrome when right-clicking on no tangibly clickable object

Is it possible to invoke this option via a keyboard shortcut, or other non-mouse based method?

  • I've been browsing some Japanese-language video game portals recently, and for whatever reason the offer to translate doesn't appear consistently from page to page, nor does the icon in the address bar remain. To say nothing of how completely obnoxious the "would you like to translate?" dialog is as I browse page to page. The UX of this feature in Chrome as it exists today (v69) is really terrible. Sep 12 '18 at 6:01

Enable Always translate in Chrome, that way you do not have to do anything. If it is already English page it will not change.

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Additionally tell Chrome to Offer to Translate

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One more piece of information, I have set up my Chrome to Auto Translate German, and it works, when it is completed it shows this tiny icon on the right side

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  • No, I'm not using Google Translate in this scenario. I'm relying on the built in translation features of the browser when on any normal website with content other than the defined locale. For example, myself (English-native) browsing pages on ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/… It translates text in-place rather than having to copy, switch tabs, click the source text field, paste, etc. Sep 12 '18 at 6:11
  • sorry let me fix that
    – Ruskes
    Sep 12 '18 at 6:13
  • I don't want to "always translate". Additionally, Chrome doesn't always offer to translate the page and thus doesn't always auto translate pages, the right-click menu option forces it to do so even if the icon/translation offer didn't appear. I want to switch back and forth on-demand. Sep 12 '18 at 6:20
  • @JasonSalaz give me an example of a site that does not offer translate so I can check it
    – Ruskes
    Sep 12 '18 at 6:45
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    This ultimately isn't answering the question I'm asking. I can get the page translated that's not the issue, even when the translation option doesn't appear the option is in the right click menu to force it. What I want to do is bind the act of invoking a translation to a keyboard shortcut. Sep 13 '18 at 3:23

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