Posts Tagged ‘greasemonkey’

Google Translate Tooltip – Fast On Page Translations

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Translation programs in general can be a real life saver when it comes to accessing information on foreign language sites … but I can’t help laughing sometimes, when auto-translators mangle text to the point where it becomes absurd or surreal.

When it comes to online translations, it is Google Translate that gets the most attention from Internet users. The popular service is not only accessible through the official website, but thanks to its API also through third party tools like browser add-ons or desktop applications.


Panic Button, Switch To Safe Websites

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

This sounds like a slightly-higher-tech version of the old “The Boss is Coming” button that you used to see on early PC-based games …

You sometimes may not want that others see what site you are visiting currently. That’s not so much a problem at home but at public places like work, libraries, Internet cafes or airports.

Switching manually to a safe website takes time, even if it is open in another tab in the web browser. Even worse, the title of the page that you do not want to reveal is still shown on the screen.