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active window

[¦ak·tiv ′win‚dō]
(computer science)
In a windowing environment, the window in which the user is currently working and which receives keyboard input.

active window

The currently selected window. Contrast with inactive window.
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It was possible for students to generate a mix of productive and distractive active windows even when only one active program was involved.
If Microsoft can realize its goal and turn advertising dollars into active Windows 8 users, a growing market share of Windows Phone 8 may soon follow.
The keyboard wedge application shipped with every Socket bar code scanning and RFID product, SocketScan, reads bar code or RFID tag data directly into any active Windows program as though it had been typed on a keyboard without requiring additional programming.
SocketScan, the keyboard wedge application shipped with every Socket bar code scanning and RFID product, reads bar code or RFID tag data directly into any active Windows program as though it had been typed on a keyboard without requiring additional programming.
On-screen controls now appear within active windows, enabling greater control in live-view.
The MESDC will also support the needs of the active Windows Embedded customer and partner ecosystem in Europe by engaging with select members of this group to showcase high-visibility embedded systems projects that accelerate embedded development in the enterprise.
0 is a free upgrade for current VisiQuest customers on active Windows maintenance plans.
With the increasingly important role of Microsoft in the mission-critical data center environment, customers have asked Akibia to take a more active Windows support position in order to provide a more complete solution.
In addition to enterprise cloud offerings, Microsoft runs some of the world's largest consumer cloud services, with more than 600 million unique users on MSN, more than 500 million active Windows Live IDs, and 23 million users of the rapidly growing Xbox Live gaming service, and over 4 billion Bing search queries monthly.
In September, the company was recognized for hosting the largest number of active Windows 2000 Web sites in the world.
The company has gained deep experience running some of the world's largest cloud services - with more than 600 million unique users on MSN, 4 billion Bing search queries monthly, more than 500 million active Windows Live IDs, 20 million users of the rapidly growing Xbox Live gaming service, and 40 million paid users of Microsoft Online Services across 9,000 business customers and more than 500 government entities.