Recently noticed how much time I spent on the translation of a single word or simple phrase.
Now to pry the translation of the word, we have to look for tab Google Translate'and in the browser, paste/type in the input field of a search word, swearing on neopredelennii machine language bugs with Ajax and generally experience negative emotions.
Additions to the browser (tried several for Firefox) is not satisfied — when trying to open a new tab with the results unusable clutter on the screen. And indeed, often do not want to expand the browser window when (for example) watching a movie/listening to music, or come up with a name for the variable. Out of context from all of this...
: old fashioned, a little program that hangs itself in the Windows system tray, POPs up in my volition (ideally at hotkey) small window and translates (either online or locally) the entered word. The whole process should take place without long set-up translation directions and languages.
PS ideally I would like to find something like Makovsky Spotlight, but for translation. But this is probably unrealistic :)
Use a reputable zelenin found a solution. This is a wonderfully elegant program QTranslate, which uses online translators. Below are a couple of screenshots showing the variants of translation of the selected text. In order to enter text manually, you can call main window (by default — double-clicking ctrl). The whole process takes no more than a couple seconds.