Bookmarklet: View MSDN in English

If you visit MSDN directly or via a search result, you will be redirected to a location-specific URL containing the language setting, such as en-us or de-de.

Since the machine-generated translations of MSDN range from bad to incomprehensible, I wrote a small Javascript bookmarklet to redirect me to the English original of an MSDN article (tested in Firefox).

Simply right-click on the bookmark bar and select “New Bookmark…”, add a name and this address:


Adjust the de-de string to the locale you are typically redirected to. Click OK.

If you visit MSDN again, simply click the bookmarklet to view the MSDN article in English.

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