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  • Is "inline translation"(is that what it's called?) patented by Google or is Microsoft too proud to just accept the fact that that is how it should work?

    Bing is OK...but adding html elements in a page and displaying the translated page in a new tab is just annoying. It is time consuming and destroys the user experience.

    WHEN is Microsoft just going to do the same thing Google did to Chrome.

    And I know it's not hard or impossible for them to do so.

    There must be some other reason why this isn't in ie10 by default.

    And I'd sure like to know what that reason is so I can know who exactly is responsible for making people switch to another browser because of "little" things like this.

    Monday, December 24, 2012 10:22 AM

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  • Hi Looooooka,

    you are referring to Chrome's feature of suggesting automatic translation of web pages you visit, that are in a different language than yours. Internet Explorer with Bing bar will give you same functionality: www.bingtoolbar.com. Internet Explorer alone, with or without Bing bar, gives you the function to translate page in place, on demand, by right-clicking somewhere in the white space, and choosing "Translate". This functionality has been there since Internet Explorer 8.

    Let us know if this helps,
    Chris Wendt
    Microsoft Translator

    Monday, December 24, 2012 4:20 PM