How to set up the little pop-up bar down below the screen, which generates a quick Google search whenever a word or phrase has been highlighted, to automatically translate what has been selected. That was my original setup but I guess I have messed up some settings and now it doesn't translate. How can I turn it back on?
- Open Google Translate's settings.
- Select "Tap to Translate", then enable "Enable".
- In Preferred languages, set "Your primary language" and "Language you translate the most".
- Go back to Chrome, select a word, "Translate" should appear. Click on it to translate the word.
Based on Vadim's comment that the method might no longer work, to get the translation back:
chrome://flagson your search bar
translationon the Search flag box
Contextual Search translationsto Enabled.
- Then Relaunch Chrome
You should be able again to see the translation at the bottom after selecting a word as seen on the image below.
Touch to Searchmust be enabled in Chrome's settings (Settings -> Sync and Google services -> Touch to search)
There are times when it stops working. You need either:
a. pressing the 3-dot then Translate or
b. to restart Chrome, or