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mx-viewer is pretty handy

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Jerry3904
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mx-viewer is pretty handy

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:15 pm

I see we just got a nice upgrade of mx-viewer, so adapted it to solve an annoyance. I need quick access to Google Translate, and hate going through a bunch of steps within Firefox when I am on a site.

So this is what I did:
--Right-click Panel > Panel > Add New Items: select Launcher
--Right-click Launcher > Properties, click on little pencil
--Dialog box pops up, filled it out as in the attached image. The cut-off command is this:

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mx-viewer http://translate.google.com
--Saved and exited.

Now a quick click on the icon on my hidden panel where I put it, and it is up in a heartbeat.

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1) Obviously a user could use any URL s/he wanted
2) I wish we had a nice mx-viewer icon--I just used a generic browser icon.
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#2 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:22 pm

Neat!

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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#3 Post by m_pav » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:02 am

Just tried it from the Xfce Terminal, that's pretty nifty.
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#4 Post by asqwerth » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:08 am

That's clever. Bookmarking this!
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#5 Post by clicktician » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:16 am

Hey, Jerry. Love this tip.

I, too, use machine translation often. I have had a lot of success with a newcomer called DeepL which appeared on the Webs in Sept of 2017. It's from the German company that gave is Linguee, the AI thesaurus and dictionary I enjoy. The available language list is quite small (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Polish), but the translations (on IT topics, at least) are often surprisingly fluid and nuanced, especially German. I think the Interlingua is English, so translations to and from English are probably the most accurate. You can click on a word in either the to or from passages and it will allow you to pick from Linguee references to further refine the translation of a sentence. This is handy if you're concerned that a word may not convey exactly what you mean or another word/phrase translates more reliably in both directions.

https://www.deepl.com/translator
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:24 am

Thanks, that looks interesting.
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:47 am

I have plenty more important things to do, but switched the icon to this:

https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/17856/ ... n#size=256

Much nicer, may try to get MX in there somewhere...but not today.
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Re: mx-viewer is pretty handy

#8 Post by xali » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:26 am

very nice idea, thank you jerry. i took it one step further and run this through firejail.
firejail mx-viewer "url" (of course firejail must be installed first)

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