Annoying translate bar in Chrome

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3 Apr 2010

Recently, I have been bugged by a new translate bar appearing on the top of my Chrome navigator each time I visit a foreign site. That bar would take an extra line space (Very annoying when you are using a netbook) and I had to click each time on the “X” to close it.


Usually Google is good with user experience, however in that case I was surprised by that very annoying feature. I would bet I am not the only one who got annoyed by it.

The good news is that with the latest release (, you can disable that feature (Why is it enabled by default however ?).

To do that, go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Translate and deselect the box next to “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read.”


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1 Response to Annoying translate bar in Chrome


Luís Yasuoka

October 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

that’s really annoying! i think people at google just uses english pages, so they can’t see how annoying this is…
i’m from brazil and most of the pages that i go to is in english, so it asks to translate to portuguese everytime!! (im not using my computer so i wont change the settings(my computer has that option disabled already))

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