GoogleTrans as a GreaseMonkey Script(Beta)
GreaseMonkey is a Firefox Extension, which allows
injected within, all the web pages you view
The GoogleTrans greasemonkey script
puts cursor hover WikipediaLookup/Translation
behavior on all webpages, unless one turns off
the script (look at the TOOLS/GREASEMONKEY menu option of Firefox).
Steps to install GoogleTrans Greasemonkey script
Install the GreaseMonkey extension on Firefox
You can find out about Greasemonkey by going
You can install the Greasemonkey extension (requires a restart) by going
The Greasemonkey wiki is here
- Caveat: You need to have at least Firefox 3.6 installed to run GoogleTrans as a greasemonkey script! GoogleTrans as a greasemonkey script does not work properly on Firefox 3.5.11. GoogleTrans as a greasemonkey script will work properly on Firefox 3.6.13 (tested). You can download the latest version of Firefox at http://www.mozilla.org.
FireFox v4(beta) needs a special version of Greasemonkey. The ordinary Greasemonkey extension will be disabled.
See here for how to install a version of the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox v4 (this info as of January 2011).
The latest nightly build of Greasemonkey (which works on Firefox v4) can be downloaded here. This build is not guaranteed to
After installing the Greasemonky extension,
and perhaps upgrading FireFox, you then click on this next link to install
the GoogleTrans Greasemonkey script
Install GoogleTrans as a GreaseMonkey script
http://www.securecottage.com and injects them into your viewed webpage. You are welcome to take these two files, place them
Most people will find the WikipediaLookup on online newspapers the most interesting feature of GoogleTrans. Just remember that the cursor hover does not start working until the entire page is downloaded. With newspapers continually downloading ads this can be a few seconds at times.
Caveats: Sometimes the persistant variables (the settings such as Wikipedia language, WikipediaLookup/Translation switch) will lose their value, needing a reset.
This does not happen very often but the user is warned of it.
In pre Firefox 3.6 sites, GoogleTrans will function but you will be unable to permanently change the persistant variables such as language to translate to, and whether you wish Wikipedia Lookup or Dictionary Lookup.