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Windows 7: how do i prevent websites from auto-translating

15 Oct 2013   #1

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
how do i prevent websites from auto-translating

Hello everyone

I know this is not a problem concerning windows 7, but browsing in general. I still hope this is okay, because I got very good answers I last used this forum.

I noticed over the last few months that there seems to be rising a new website standart, that automatically assumes that I want to view an English website in German, because my IP is from a german-speaking area.
My youngest discovery is this page: . (this is just an example, my post is dedicated to multiple sites i've been viewing lately)

The problems:
-I am well capable of understanding English and do not need to be patronized in this regard.

-The translation is often faulty and more importantly, only parts of the website are translated, not everything. I notice this over and over (see example link above).

-Mostly I find an option to change the language, but this option is in different places, and loose time searching for this option.

In summary I find this very annoying and feel patronized. I find it ridiculous that I actually have to choose the language option which is not broken manually instead of the other way. And I assume if I want to "save" my language-settings on that page, that generates a new cookie or whatever wich I would find outrageous, if that were actually the case.
With all due respect, to whomsoever is responsible for this new trend: F**k you!

Now to my actual question: is there an option to opt out auto-translation (exept using a proxy to a non-german area) and tell website that I just want to view them in their default language?

thanks in advance

P.S.To prevent confusion: In some browsers there is often also a google-translate bar that asks if I want the site translated and so on, this is NOT what I am talking about.

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15 Oct 2013   #2

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64

sorry for the ranting, i found the solution: One can manage website-language-priorities in ones browser settings. In firefox 24.0 thats extras>propreties>content>language .
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