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Change the Display Language in Firefox on the Computer

Do you want to change the display language in your Mozilla Firefox? Learn how to switch the language settings for the menu and options.

Mozilla Firefox supports multiple regional and local languages as the display language for menus and options. It allows two or more languages to choose and set the priority per our needs.

It also offers the feature to translate the webpage display language settings under the general preferences menu. Changing the default Firefox Language is a one-time setup.

Change Display Language on Firefox browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to change the display of the language in Mozilla Firefox on the computer.

Changing the Display Language in Firefox on a Computer

Firefox is one of the major browsers that supports multiple regions and languages. We can set any display language and customize it according to our needs. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Menu horizontal 3-bar icon and select the Settings/Preferences menu.
    Firefox Preferences Options setting
  3. Scroll to the Language section.
  4. Click on your current language, and select Search for more languages.
    Search for more languages for Firefox Display menu, notification
  5. Click on Select a language to add.
    Select a Language to add in Firefox Language Setting
  6. Select the desired language from the drop-down menu, and click the Add button.
    Firefox Language Settings on ComputerChoose additional language if required, and move up and down per language priority.
  7. Hit the OK button to save the changes and close this dialog box.
    Firefox Language Settings Move Up Move Down and Ok button
  8. Hit on the Apply and Restart button.
    Apply and Restart Firefox to Change Language

That’s it; once the browser reboots, it will adopt that new language throughout its UI.

Moreover, if you wish to add or remove a language or change their preference, or at any point in more time, you could do so via the Set Alternatives option.

Firefox will treat the first language as the default one and, as and when the need arises, will use the second and third languages. So if you wish to change their position, select the required language and use the Move Down or Move Up button to perform the said action.

Firefox Language Changed to Hindi

Changing the Webpage Default Language in Firefox on the Computer

In some instances, a website might support two or more languages. In those cases, you may instruct beforehand on which language to give the preferences. Here are the steps to change the language for displaying pages:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Copy-paste the below text in the address bar to open General Preferences.
    about:preferences#general
  3. Scroll down to the Language section.
  4. Click on the Choose button next to Choose your preferred language for displaying pages.
    Choose preferred language for displaying pages in Firefox
  5. Click on Select a language to add and add all your preferred languages from the list.
  6. Change the order of preferences using the Move Up or Move Down.
    Webpage Language Settings in Mozilla Firefox browser
  7. Hit OK to save the changes.

Do remember that even though you have added the desired web page languages, it ultimately boils down to whether or not those pages have added different language support in the first place.

Bottom Line

You can choose from the available list of languages to change the default. You can choose the language in order of preferences to be translated.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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