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ActiveWords improves with version 2 (screenshot gallery)

ActiveWords 2 was recently released and adds more functionality to an already solid product while also improving some design elements. You can check out several screenshots in this gallery.

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Topic: Mobility
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There are several available options when you right click the ActiveWords icon.

Check out my experiences using ActiveWords on

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You can control what triggers ActiveWords and I prefer to use both the double space method and the F8 key. You can set it up how it works best for you.

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This screenshot shows the various service options in ActiveWords.

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There is some automation you can control from within the ActiveWords options, including when you get prompts for adding ActiveWords.

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ActionPad controls can also be customized.

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More settings are available for managing how the AW icon performs.

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You can choose which operating mode, or mix and match them, you prefer to use.

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This screenshot shows a few of my ActiveWords.

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ActiveWords includes an easy to use wizard process for creating your ActiveWords.

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This screenshot shows a sample URL shortcut I created.

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You can customize the actual word or letters used to trigger your ActiveWord.

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Creating scripts is fairly easy, but does take some time to understand all the actions needed to perform your intended function.

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There is plenty of help available in ActiveWords.

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The company sends along targeted emails to help you use the program as well.

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