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onCue gives you fast access to a range of services on the Internet and on your computer. Here are some of the icons you may see in onCue.


the aQtive icon
double click here to iconise onCue, single click to get the onCue menu, or drag with the mouse to move the window
allows you to send aQtive an email message or takes you to the aQtive online feedback forum
access to local onCue help files, or extra documentation on the aQtive website

Update onCue
An updated version of onCue has been detected - click here to update your copy

Words and Spelling

look up word in the online dictionary or thesarus - click once on the icon and choose the one you want (defaults to the dictionary)

Mirriam Webster
look up word in Mirriam Webster's dictionary

Word Spell Checker
word is mis-spelt - choose alternative using the Microsoft Word spell checker

Numbers and Graphs

add up numbers
Dancing Histograms
draw a table as a dancing histogram: use the chart in a another document, include it as a dynamic applet in your own web page
Excel Charts
use Excel to chart a table

Names and Postcodes

Mail To
Send an email to the given email address using your default mail tool

looks up a persons name in Switchboard - the online USA telephone and address directory
looks up a person's name in a UK telephone and address directory - from a UK postcode will also give you access to cinema information for that area.

looks up a UK telephone number given a name.

from a UK Post Code takes you to the MultiMap page of the area (zoom-able road map) - this also gives access to other local information.
looks up a UK Post Code in UpMyStreet, which gives information about the area including house prices, schools, etc.

Royal Mail
looks up a UK postcode in the Royal Mail postcode database and gives the addresses of houses in that area.

Information sources and searching

Alta Vista
search for words on the Internet using AltaVista
Ask Jeeves
search for words on the Internet using the Ask Jeeves meta-search
search for relevant online discussion groups and forums
Encyclopedia Britannica
look up word in the online Encyclopedia Britanica

Search encyclopedia.com for information about words or phrases

Search for words on the Internet using Excite

search for information using Google

search for words on the Internet using HotBot

Search for words on the Internet using Lycos

search for relevant websites using the Yahoo! directory


Web Browser
goto a web address using your default web browser

Internet Address Utilities

Code to Country
converts the 2 letter country codes used in Internet domain names (ma, au, etc.) into their corresponding country names (Malaysia, Australia, etc.)
Country to Code
converts country name (Malaysia, Australia, etc.) into its 2 letter country code (ma, au, etc.)
look up .com, .org or .net domain name using Network Solutions "Who Is" service - tells you whether the name is available and if not, then who owns it!
Host to IP address
converts an internet host name (e.g. www.hiraeth.com) into its corresponding IP address (e.g.
IP address to Host
converts a numerical IP address (e.g. into its corresponding host name (e.g. www.hiraeth.com)

N.B. the Internet services that onCue refers you to are not run by aQtive limited and aQtive is not responsible for their accuracy or content.

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