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Google tries to "help" users understand English language content in its various services like Google Groups when the reader is located in presumably non-English speaking territories.

There are a few ways to prevent this, but they either involve using Google cookies, or manually modifying URL.

Does anyone know of some sort of a browser plugin which would add the required key to Google URLs automatically?

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You could writa a Chrome extension or UserScript to do this. –  Steven Roose Dec 11 '12 at 23:13
    
I'm not familiar with the browser scripting. Any nice & quick tutorial out there? I'm also using FF mostly. –  Alexander Shcheblikin Dec 13 '12 at 23:38
    
I don't know of any. Basically all you need to do is making a manifest file for describing your extension and defining what websites it has to be included in and you're done. –  Steven Roose Dec 14 '12 at 1:03

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As your requirement is too specific, I don't think there will be any browser plugins for your scenario.

I would suggest that you write your own JavaScript bookmarklet (instead of a browser extension which is relatively harder IMO). The bookmarklet can be made to scan URLs within a document that pertain to Google Services of your interest and upon finding one, append “&hl=en”.

To get started with writing a bookmarklet, you can check my Google Mobilizer bookmarklet which looks for links within Tweets and uses Google Mobilizer to show the text within the corresponding article links by modifying the original URL.

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