Google Chrome 5's development has reached a new milestone with the release of Google Chrome 5 Beta for Windows operating systems today.
The official release version of the Google browser is still version 4 but users and developers can take a sneak peak already at the new browser version. This is done by downloading developer or beta versions of the browser that Google publishes regularly.
Google Chrome 5 beta fixes two security vulnerabilities making it a recommended update for all beta and dev users of the Chrome browser.
More important than that is a new option in the Google Chrome options. Google added a setting to turn off the option to translate websites that are not offered in the default system language.
Google Chrome displays translate options whenever users visit sites that are not in the system language. This feature caused controversy in the past due to a missing option to turn it off.
Users who do not want the web browser to automatically suggest to translate websites can now turn it off in the settings section of the web browser.
To get there, load chrome://settings/ directly and scroll down once the page has loaded until you find the option to load the advanced settings. Do that and scroll down again until you find the languages group on the page.
There you can remove the checkmark from "offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read" to disable automatic translation notifications in the browser.
A click on manage languages opens a new screen to add or remove languages from Chrome, and to specify for each language if you want other languages to be translated to it.
What you may do here is specify for individual languages whether you want translation offers to be displayed by the browser. This is the best option to block translate offers to be displayed in Chrome if you use the feature for select languages.
Internet users who have a developer release of Google Chrome 5 installed can use the update checker in the web browser to download and install the latest version of the web browser. Everyone else can visit the beta channel download pages to download the latest available version for their operating system.
Update: The feature is now available in all versions of the Google Chrome web browser.
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