Activate Window

Activate Window

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Before Prediction will work with a Windows application, the Windows application's window must be activated. This tells Prediction to pay attention to what is typed in that window so that it can guess what you are typing and finish words for you.

This can be done automatically, see the Dictionary tab in Prediction Options for the Activate Prediction Automatically for New Applications checkbox.

Many programs come preconfigured to work with Aurora for Windows. These include Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Works, Write, WordPad, Microsoft Excel, Lotus Ami Pro, Corel Draw, Borland C++ and Borland Pascal. See the AURORA.INI file for information on additional applications which come preconfigured to work with this version of Aurora Prediction.

To activate an application's window, for example a word processor:

1) Open the application you wish Prediction to work with.

2) Open a document, or the dialog box where you want prediction to work.

3) Make sure the document portion of the application's window is visible.

4) Select Activate Window from Prediction's system menu.

5) Click on Yes in the Activate Window dialog box.

6) Click on the document. Make sure you click on the document, on the cursor is usually a good spot, not on the scroll bars or window frame. The ZZZZZzzzzzzz. message should immediately disappear from the prediction window.

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Note: Some applications, like Microsoft Word, need to be clicked twice to activate them before the ZZZZZzzzzzzz. message will disappear.

Important: If you are having trouble activating an application, make sure you click on or near the cursor, because sometimes Windows programs have hidden status windows that you may activate by accident. In this case it will appear that Aurora Prediction hasn't activated, even though it has - on the wrong window. Or use the Activate Prediction Automatically for New Applications on the Dictionary tab.

If your application supports multiple views of a document, ie "Draft", "WYSIWYG", "Preview" you may need to repeat the Activate Window procedure for each view.

If you later decide you do not want Aurora Prediction to help you in that application, use Deactivate Window to make Aurora Prediction not work with it.