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Is there a way toturn offthe automatic text translation at theMSDN library pages?
I do prefer English text but due to having a German IP address Microsoft activates the automatic translation on every new page load which gives me a yellow box with a German translation of the text I am currently hovering over with the mouse.
This happens regardless what language is initially set in the right upper corner and regardless of whether I am logged in or not.
It. Does. Relate. To Programming. Because. It. Appears. On. A. Programming. Page.
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for me online documentation which is essential for me to do programming falls under the category mentioned above: … software tools commonly used by programmers …. But I dont want to argue with you, you stated your point and I stated mine. I am fine with that.
Clearly msdn is a software tools commonly used by programmers, I dont even see why it shouldnt fall into that category. Your question saved my day as well, those popups per paragraph are really annoying, if I want the page in french or whatever langage, Im a big boy I can find it.
Thank you @Etienne for your support 🙂
When you hit the Original radio button at the top, you see English, with German in the yellow hover box. If you visit the original English site, you dont see a translation, not even on hover. You switch to English by replacing /de-de/ in the URL with /en-us/. As in
German (translation or original with translation on hover):
Thank you very much Chris for your comment 🙂
thank you, is very annoying this functionality!
The language switcher as of August 16 is now on the very
how can i automate this operation? i am sick of rewriting url every time. it is 2017.
If you are a firefox user, you can useRedirectoraddon. Create a new redirect and set it up like this:
It will automatically redirect all msdn requests to english non-translated versions.
Thank you @ghord I will try that out later on and tell you then whether it worked for me.
@marcwellman: So did it work? I have the exact same problem here. Plus, the German MSDN translation has all kinds of errors in it that can turn around the meaning of the text completely. A Firefox add-on like this sounds good.
This must be the accepted answer. You prompted me to find a similar extension in chrome and now it works like a charm. Thanks.
MSDN uses the prefered language from your web browser settings.
This is due to theAccept-Languageheader:
So setting your browser to prefer English language websites should fix this problem. W3C has an overview how to do that on different browsers here:
Yes, but for other pages I may prefer my local language.
@Wernfried Your browser is saying Hey, please give me the website in my local language, MSDN does exactly that (even if in an annoying way). If you want different languages for different websites thats really a problem for the browser to solve.
The provided AddIn (for Firefox) works very well. Thats my solution.
A Display this website in a specific language add-on that uses the Accept-Language mechanism would be even better. That way no URL rewriting would be necessary at all.
Found it! I mean, its 2016, 3 years late, and maybe they just added it recently, but when you scroll all the way down theres a small button in the left bottom corner where you can choose language you want to use (more specifically a country youre from).
Recently I came across the same problem. And I solved it with Chrome extensionModHeader. I configured and it works:
Instead of extensions, which will consume memory and are a bit overkill for that kind of thing, you can use a custom search query.
Manage Search Engines, add this entry:
URL:(or whatever the proper url is at the time of your reading, just use%swherever it needs the actual query string)
Now, in the address bar, just typems [SPACE]. As soon as you press the space, it will prompt you withSearch on MSDN US:. Just type your query now. For instancems stringwill redirect you to the MSDN-US version of the search results forstring. Of course you can change the title and keyword.
Im sure the other common browsers expose that kind of functionality too. On Firefox, I used to plug custom search engines on the search bar.
This is a neat trick that I use for all kinds of searches (SO, Amazon, Wikipedia in different languages, etc.). Its very efficient.
In IE in Internet Options Panel you have Apperrance part in General Tab. Add preffered language as a first and from now on all pages from MSDN will be presented in choosen language
Im using NoScript addon with Firefox (actually Waterfox), just forbib m-msft.com, the translator will be turned off. I think you can use other plugins in other browser to forbid the domain too. NoScript is a must have addon for any serious web user, and UserStyles, of course.
I know its an old question, by maybe this insight will be useful to someone.
I almost always open msdn through a search in google. It most of the time offered me site translated to my local language (through a part of the address with locale), sometimes accompanied by original (English) version next to it. If I click on the original language link, it does not translate anything, so it is notautomatic translationbased on my localization.
What solved my problem was to change google search settings to prefer English, rather than my native language. Go togoogle search settings, setWhich language should Google products use?toEnglish, then inCurrently showing search results in:clickEditand check other languages you are likely to search in.
It will also change the UI language for google. I know it might be a high price to pay, but I believe it is worth it. If you search for a query typed in given language, results will most likely result in this language pages anyway.
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