ImTranslator implemented shortcuts to make the work with the translation applications more convenient.
The shortcuts can be used to run ImTranslator applications and to get translations.
How to access Shortcuts Options
The fastest way to access Options is to use the shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+O, then open the Shortcuts panel
- right-click ImTranslator button on the toolbar > Options (Change language) >Shortcust panel
- context menu ImTranslator : Translator, Dictionary, TTS > Options (Change language) >Shortcuts panel
ImTranslator shortcuts are fully customizable, and can be defined for each translation application.
How to translate a selected text with shortcuts
- hold shortcut keys BEFORE or AFTER the text selection
Some shortcuts simply run the applications with or without the selected text (Invoke ImTranslator, Translator), while some shortcuts options "Translate with shortcuts" can be used with the selected text only.
Shortcut keys customization
To change shortcuts:
- click inside the shortcuts field where you want to make changes
- the permitted keys will be displayed
- enter new keys
- after a short delay the new shortcut keys appear
- click Save options to record 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 browser.
Setting identical shortcuts for different tasks is not allowed, as it will result in the shortcut conflict.
If the new key combination has been already reserved, the conflicting shortcuts will be highlighted in red and the shortcuts conflict window appears. You will be prompted to re-assign the shortcut keys to resolve the conflict.
How to disable shortcuts
You can temporarily deactivate shortcuts, if desired, by clearing the checkbox next to the shortcut name.
Translate without Shortcuts
Some shortcut fields include the clear (X) button. Clicking on this button removes the shortcut and replaces it by "None". This mode allows you to make translations by selecting the text with the mouse only, without using shortcuts.
Note: This translation mode is not recommended. It may interfere with other tasks where making text selection with the mouse is implemented.