Wondering how to disable ‘Offer to translate pages’ in Microsoft Edge Chromium?
The internet is an interesting place. It is filled with all sorts of information, but unfortunately, not all of it is written in English. This can be a problem at times, for instance when you need to understand a bit more than ‘Hola’ and ‘Bonjour’.
This is where the translation feature of browsers like Microsoft Edge comes in. It translates web pages into your preferred language but if you do not often come across pages in other languages or would rather view the site in its native language, then you might not need it.
In this guide, we will walk you through some easy methods of disabling the ‘Offer to translate pages’ feature in Microsoft Edge. All the methods are simple to execute, and should not take more than a few minutes of your time!
Let’s get started.
1. Modify Settings.
The easiest way to disable the translation feature is by modifying the settings of Microsoft Edge. You must have the latest Microsoft Edge version installed on your PC before proceeding.
Here is what you need to do:
- Launch Microsoft Edge and click on the More button (three dots) on the top-right corner of the window.
- Select Settings from the list of options available.
- Choose the Language option from the left pane and turn the toggle against ‘Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read‘ off.
This should turn the translation feature of Microsoft Edge off without any issues.
2. Use Group Policy Editor.
Group Policy Editor is an administrative-level utility that allows advanced users to make changes within their operating systems.
Information about Windows programs and functions is stored in the form of policies in the Group Policy Editor. By modifying the relevant policies, you can make the desired changes.
Here is how you can use the Group Policy Editor to disable the translation feature of Microsoft Edge:
- Visit Microsoft’s official website.
- Scroll down the window and select the version details of your Microsoft Edge.
- Click the GET POLICY FILES button to download the policy files.
- Once the download is complete, extract the downloaded file and then open the folder.
- In the folder, navigate to the location mentioned below.
- Copy the msedge.admx and msedge.adml files and paste them in the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder.
- Once you have pasted the files, restart your PC.
- Upon reboot, open a Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
- Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type ‘gpedit.msc‘ and hit Enter. Doing so will launch the Group Policy Editor on your PC.
- In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the location mentioned below.
Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Microsoft Edge
- Now locate and double-click on the Enable Translate in the right pane.
- Select Disabled or Not Configured and click on Apply to save the changes.
This should make the desired changes in no time.
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4. Use Windows Registry.
The Registry is a database that stores low-level data about the running processes and applications in Windows. Windows uses the Registry to perform relevant operations, making it a critical part of our operating system.
If your computer is shared by multiple users and you wish to disable the translation feature in Microsoft Edge for everyone so that they cannot undo the settings, the best way to do it is through Windows Registry.
Make sure, however, that you are logged into Windows as an administrator before proceeding with this method.
- Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box.
- Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter. This will launch Windows Registry on your PC.
- Once you are inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the location mentioned below.
- If you cannot locate the Edge key, then right-click on the Microsoft key and select the New > Key option.
- Rename this key as Edge and double-click on it.
- Now right-click anywhere in the right pane and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
- Rename this newly created value as TranslateEnabled.
- Double-click on TranslateEnabled and under Value data, type 0.
- Once done, restart your PC to save the changes.
Following the steps mentioned above will disable translation in Microsoft Edge without any issues.
This brings us to the end of our guide on disabling ‘Offer to translate pages’ in Microsoft Edge Chromium. We tried walking you through all the steps in detail and hope that one of the methods mentioned above did the trick for you. In case you still have any confusion about the methods, please let us know in the comment section below!
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