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    Question Wonky widget
    My translation widgets been screwy for some time now; does anyone know if there's a way to fix this?

    Thanks.
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    MartinS, could you give us a little more details? Which widgets? What does "screwy" mean? Thanks.
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    Well, it just doesn't look quite right to me (see screenshot), and the only option in the lower pane is English, even when I select English in the upper pane.

    EDIT: yes, the screenshot shows Chinese in the lower pane, but usually it's just English; there's no list of options. When different languages are selected, nothing happens.
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    Try disabling the widget, then enabling it.

    Look to the + sign with a circle around it ... click on it, then click on Manage Widgets. In the box that appears, remove the tick next to the Translator Widget or whatever it's called, then close Dashboard.

    Reverse the above process to enable the widget to see if it's fixed.

    I notice that your widget is fairly transparent too ...

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    Thanks for that. Doesn't make any difference, though, I'm afraid.
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    Search for this:

    widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist

    & trash it.

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    A few things you might try. BTW I looked for a newer version of this widget but nothing seems to be available for download anymore.

    I got through google this fairly recent entry, SYSTRAN Translation Widget | Fix

    If it doesn't change anything then your only route would be to use another widget or online service.

    There is at Apple's a translation widget (but haven't used it myself so can't say if it plays nice or not), Web Translator. It's for translating web pages and it's based on the Babel Fish which isn't ideal...

    Systran does have on its main page a translator so maybe you could use that instead.

    That's about it. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks, Pulse-8: that worked a treat!

    I have massaged your reputation accordingly...
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    Glad it worked out Martin,

    Marty ;p

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