What Does Activation Key Mean?

An activation key is a code to register or activate a software application. It usually consists of letters and numbers with a dotted fundamental movement between sections. Newer models of software products eliminate the activation key as an authorization mechanism. With the development of cloud computing services, many types of software have been purchased online and used online on a subscription basis. It eliminates the need to use activation keys to authenticate users. An activation key is a by-product of the system where the user purchases the code and execution software for the application and downloads all of the code to their computer or device. New methods are rapidly replacing the traditional form of licensing.

Developer’s Description

ShowTx is an auto-sizing plain text viewer that allows editing and saving the text. It is ideal for use in batch processes or as “Send To” application. Special features are customizable through 3-level behavior control defaults in INI file, command parameters, user interface, auto-adjusting window size depending on line size or word wrap mode, alternative x/y window position and width/height through command parameters, or as last used, open with text from clipboard, OEM (console) to ANSI (Windows) character conversion, menu, Status bar can be hidden, and launch function allows passing the opened file to another program.

Full Specifications


  • Auto detect encoding without BOM:
  • UTF-8 by code rules, ANSI/ASCII if no zero bytes, else assumed UTF-16 LE
  • Allow writing to file with or without BOM (menu: file / encoding / BOM?)
  • PLain 7 bit ASCII files are regarded as UTF-8 w/o BOM by default; see INI
  • New INI file items: [file] ASCII7bitAs, NewFileBOM (see user guide)
  • 64 bit version available
  • Bug fixes; HTML user guide; PureBasic ver. 5.71

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