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How can I keep Google Translate from automatically translating web pages?

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When surfing the web, I occasionally come across web sites that do not open in Firefox, but Google Translate takes over and automatically attempts to translate the page. When this happens, I have to fall back and use Microsoft Explorer in order to see these pages in their native format.

How do I stop Google from hijacking my browser?

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Do you have the Google Toolbar installed (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) ?

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Negative... I do not have the Google toolbar installed. This problem just popped up after the last Firefox update, it seems.

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).


In Firefox 4 you can use one of these to start in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode:

  • Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Hold down the Shift key while double clicking the Firefox desktop shortcut (Windows)