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Plover plugin to make translation state function per application window and tab

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Plover Per-Application State

Plover plugin to make translation state function per application window and tab.

DISCLAIMER: This plugin is still WIP and will cause Plover to function incorrectly under some circumstances.


  • Navigate to the installation directory for Plover and open a terminal / command prompt.

  • Run: <exe_name> -s plover_plugins install -e plover-per-application-state

    The plover-application-controls plugin should be installed automatically as a dependency.

  • Restart Plover.

  • Configure > Plugins > Enable both application_controls and per_application_state.

To disable the plugin at any point, disable per_application_state.

Disabling application_controls will prevent the plugin from being able to detect the currently active window.

Important Dictionary Setup:

Any dictionary entries which result in a window being switched will need to be modified to include {PLOVER:per_application_state:prevent_merge} at the start of the translation. This is to ensure that the plugin correctly reloads state when the window is switched.

For example {#Control(tab)} will need to be modified to {PLOVER:per_application_state:prevent_merge}{#Control(tab)}.

This is NOT required for any {PLOVER:application:} commands from plover-application-controls.


The {PLOVER:per_application_state} command can be used to control state management. It takes a subcommand as its first argument, with further arguments separated by :.

For example, {PLOVER:per_application_state:clear_all} will clear all state.

Window Command Description Arguments
clear Clear the translation state for the current window tab
clear_all Clears the current and stored translation states for all windows
clear_window Clears the current and stored translation states for the current active window
prevent_merge Temporarily prevents state from being merged when a title changes as a result of a stroke

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