Google Chrome 5 Beta Has Translation And Privacy Features

The Windows version of Google Chrome Beta now has integrated translation and enhanced privacy features that lets the browser better manage cookies, according to the Chrome blog. To check it out for yourself, download the beta version of Google Chrome 5 here.

Automatic Translation

When you want to translate a page using Google services you used to have two options: copy the Websites URL or text into Google Translate or click on the “Translate this page” link in Google search. With the new beta version of Google Chrome, anytime you visit a page that is in a different language than your preferred language settings, a drop down prompt will appear at the top of the page asking you if you’d like to see page in your default language. If you choose to translate the page, Chrome will use Google Translate to turn the page into your preferred language. Google Translate is not perfect, but you should be able to get the gist of most Web pages using this service. (Click image below to enlarge)

Chrome’s translate feature is also customizable. If you speak more than one language, you can tell Chrome to never translate a specific language or site by clicking on the options tab in the translate prompt. You also have the option to change the language of the page in case Google makes a mistake like tagging a Yiddish page as German.

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Privacy Features

Google has also added some customizable privacy features to the latest version of Chrome beta. You can now change how certain browser components interact with the Web on a site-by-site basis including cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins and pop-ups.

You could choose, for example, to allow only three specific sites to place cookies in your browser, and block cookies from the rest of the Web. You could also allow pop-up from your online banking site, but stop pop-ups on other sites. To manage your new privacy settings click on the Tool icon, then Options>Under the Hood>Content Settings.

The new features are only available to Windows Vista and XP SP2 users on the Google Chrome beta channel.

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