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Language Translator for Windows Sidebar

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There seems to be no end to the variety of gadgets that the Windows Sidebar enables on the desktop in Vista and Windows 7. Language Translator for Windows Sidebar localizes the proven usefulness of Web-based translators on your desktop, with the flexibility of a gadget. Like most Windows gadgets, it's free.

Windows gadgets tend to be small by design, and at 260KB, Language Translator is no exception. Like other gadgets, it's as easy to manage as your screensaver or desktop background: right-click anywhere in the desktop and select Gadgets from the menu. The tool itself is a compact, colorful square with from-to language selections on the top edge and a Translate button on the bottom, with a space to enter text in between. The default selection was English to French, but clicking either language field let us select other languages from an extensive drop-down list ranging from Afrikaans to Yiddish. We entered our English text, pressed translate, and voila! Language Translator quickly translated our entry and displayed it in French in a pop-up window. Some languages, such as Korean and Hindi, displayed native script instead of transliterated entries in Romanized (i.e. "English") characters. Clicking More opened the publisher's Web site. As with other gadgets, we could close, enlarge, and drag it via the right-hand controls that appear when you mouse over them.

Gadgets bring a lot of useful stuff to your desktop, like clocks, weather displays, and notekeepers. Language Translator for Windows Sidebar is one of the most useful yet unobtrusive gadgets we've tried. And it's fast.

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1 stars

"doesn't install without spyware"

June 14, 2013  |  By vex1

2013-06-14 21:31:15  |  By vex1

 |  Version: Language Translator for Windows Sidebar 1.0.3


Dunno. Dunno. Dunno.


I installed it without any of the spyware although CNet installer informs you (sort of). It will not connect. I gave up and uninstalled it.


I recommend using website instead.

Updated on Jun 14, 2013

Sorry, website.

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1 stars

"I downloaded it, has a virus. First for CNET"

December 06, 2011  |  By naxzor

2011-12-06 11:13:27  |  By naxzor

 |  Version: Language Translator for Windows Sidebar 1.0.3


Maybe it isn't a serious virus?


Maybe it was a serious virus?


Maybe someone should check it out...

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Full Specifications

Publisher Photo-bon
Publisher web site
Release Date December 09, 2010
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 1.0.3
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 260.37KB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 23,692
Downloads Last Week 7
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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