Use the omnibox for quick translations. Syntax: tr fromLanguage toLanguage text0 text1 text3 ... textN
Simplify translations by performing them without leaving your active tab. The extension uses the Google Translate service.
Instructions: Focus the omnibox (done easiest by using the shortcut Ctrl+L, or ⌘+L), write 'tr' and then click tab or space to activate the translator. Now write the language code or the English name of the from-language followed by that of the to-language. Lastly, insert that which you wish to have translated.
■ Write dot ('.') as the from-language to automatically detect the text's language.
■ Open the Google Translate page with the from- and to-language and text auto-filled.