mouse droppings

mouse droppings

(graphics, operating system, jargon)
Pixels (usually single) that are not properly restored when the mouse pointer moves away from a particular location on the screen, producing the appearance that the mouse pointer has left droppings behind. The major causes for this problem are MS-DOS programs that write to the screen memory corresponding to the mouse pointer's current location without hiding the mouse pointer first, and mouse drivers that do not quite support the graphics mode in use.

mouse droppings

(World-Wide Web, jargon)
The client address recorded in a World-Wide Web server's log whenever a client connects to a site.

Users may be unaware that their activity is being logged in this way but the potential for misuse of the information is limited.

[March 1996 Macworld, p260, Viewpoint article by Larry Irving].
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In a court case earlier this week, Hotel Du Vin was fined PS120,000 after inspectors found mouse droppings in the kitchen.
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At Tuesday's court hearing, prosecutor Andrew White said: "Evidence of widespread mouse activity, mouse droppings, were found in food preparation areas and storage rooms.
According to Phileleftheros, three civil servants -- two women and a man -- told their supervisor a few days ago that they had noticed mouse droppings in their office.
THE bakery which makes cakes for the Druckers chain of cafes has been fined after inspectors discovered mouse droppings.
THE owner of a Coventry fast food restaurant where mouse droppings were found in the kitchen has been hit with a PS1,000 fine.
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He said: "The officers inspected the bakery and found a large number of mouse droppings on plastic storage boxes and 17 mouse droppings where pastry was kept.
But the mouse droppings, dead bugs and spiderwebs weren't exactly "delicious.