inactive window


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inactive window

A window on screen that is not currently selected. Its title bar is typically grayed out. In Windows, pressing Alt-Tab switches between all active and inactive windows. Contrast with active window.
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Tedious manual management of unused and inactive Windows NT/2000 accounts allows former employees, contract workers and hackers a large window of opportunity to gain a security foothold into e-business data," says Brent Rhymes, president/CEO of Software Realization.
The final touch is a tool for scrolling through the contents of inactive windows with the mouse wheel, without having to activate them: just place the mouse pointer over the required window and rotate the wheel.