ImTranslator applications can be run using shortcut keys.
You can use the hotkeys to launch ImTranslator application, to make translations, or to perform other tasks.
List of default hotkeys for ImTranslator for Opera
To translate a selected text:
- hold the shortcut keys BEFORE or AFTER text selection
The translation will appear instantly, either in ImTranslator window, Pop-up bubble or inline.
Shortcut keys customization
ImTranslator shortcuts are fully customizable, and can be defined for each translation application using Options.
To set preferred hotkeys, go to Options and choose the application tab to make desired changes.
The fastest way to access Options is to right-click ImTranslator button on the toolbar.
To change the hotkeys:
- click inside the Shortcuts field where you want to make changes
- enter new hotkeys
- after a short delay the new shortcut key appear
- click Save options to keep your changes
You can use the following keys: Ctrl, Alt, Shift, A-Z, 0-9 in any combination, but no more than three keys.
Please keep in mind that some key combinations cannot be assigned, as they are used by the Opera browser.
Settings identical hotkeys for different tasks is not allowed, as it will result in shortcut conflict.
If the new key combination has been already reserved, the alert message will appear.
In this case you need to choose other key combinations.
You can also temporarily deactivate hotkeys if desired by clearing the checkbox next to the hotkey title.
After Saving hotkeys, you will be redirected back to the application tab.
Some hotkeys fields include the clear button. Clicking on this button removes the hotkeys and replaced by None. This mode allows you to activate translations on mouse selection.
Note: this translation mode is not recommended. It may interfere with other tasks where making text selection with the mouse is implemented.