Google Input Tools Chrome extension allows you to type in various languages using your keyboard. The extension provides a toolbar that has all the different language options available. You can then select the language you want to type in and start typing. The extension also provides a translation feature to translate text from one language to another.
What’s New on Google Input Tools Chrome Extension?
✓ Fix popup suggestion bar position issue in iframes. e.g. Chat windows in Gmail.
✓ Fix enter key issue when typing in input boxes inside iframes.
How to install Google Input Tools Chrome Extension?
Google Input Tools Chrome extension allows users to use input tools in any web page in Chrome. To use the Input Tools Chrome extension, follow these steps:
- Install Google Input Tools
- Click the extension icon
and select “Extension options”
- In the “Extension options” page, select the input tool that you want from left to right.
- Double click on the left to add an input tool. Double click on the right to remove a selection.
- Sort selected input tools by clicking an input tool on the right and clicking the
To use an input tool, click the extension icon. In the drop-down menu that appears, select the desired input tool. With an input tool turned on, the extension button becomes a colored icon, such as
Now you have toggled on an input tool, open a web page, move the cursor to the input box and start typing. If it doesn’t work, refresh the web page by clicking
How to use Google Input Tools Chrome Extension?
Click “Extension Options” in the pop-up menu that appears after installing the extension for the first time. Select the language or input method that best suits your needs in a new window. The ‘Selected input tools’ extension lets you enable or disable the keyboards, IMEs, and handwriting input you’ve added. It’s never too late to change your input tools by returning to this page.
To use the extension’s language tool, click on the extension’s icon and any text box on the web page. The “Turn Off” option can be found by clicking on the extension icon.
Type the languages phonetically in English letters, and they will appear in their correct alphabet. Keep in mind that transliteration is a distinct process from translation in that only the word’s pronunciation is altered. For example, to get in नमस्ते with Hindi transliteration, type in n-a-m-a-s-t-e. You will get a list of Hindi words that sound like namaste. Then, press SPACE to select the first suggestion नमस्ते.
Latin IMEs are needed to type in Latin-script languages using the US keyboard. Automatic diacriticals, spell correction, and prefix completion is all part of the package. To use Latin IMEs, type unaccented letters, and they will be corrected to the desired word that you select. If you type “franca” into the French IME, the term “français” appears, and pressing TAB will commit it. “francais” will be achieved if you keep typing “francais.” Press BACKSPACE to see a list of all the possible candidates for “francais.”.
Make sure you select the handwriting input for your preferred language before you can use handwriting input! Using the trackpad or mouse left click to draw a character by hand in the pop-up handwriting panel. Press ENTER or SPACE key to choose the first suggestion.
What are the keyboard shortcuts of Google Input Tools Chrome Extension?
✓ ALT+SHIFT+N – Switch to the next input tool in the list (if the extension is off, turn it on; if the current input tool is the last tool in the list, turn the extension off)
✓ ALT+SHIFT+R – Revert to the last input tool used (if none, turn off the extension)
✓ ALT+SHIFT+T Toggle the current input tool.
✓ SHIFT – Toggle between En/Cn state (Chinese input tools only)
✓ SHIFT+SPACE – Toggle the SBC/DBC mode (Chinese input tools only)
✓ CTRL+PERIOD – Toggle Chinese / European language punctuation (Chinese input tools only)
What are the Limitations of Google Input Tools Chrome Extension?
The Google Input Tools extension cannot assist with input in the address bar (Omnibox) on the Chrome Web Store or within other Chrome extensions because of Google Chrome’s security features. For now, it doesn’t help with input in Flash apps.