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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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Expand an app from the front to main display without interruption and navigate three active windows at once.
To use the new extension effectively, it must be set up on all active Windows 10 devices of the user.
Also, because of the big screen, it can show up to 4 active windows at once which means you can have a text document, a spreadsheet, your browser and photos open all at the same time without hindrance.
However, the Flash message on Google Nexus gets displayed on top of all active windows and is surrounded by a semi-transparent black overlay that has a dimming effect on the rest of the screen and with every message received the dimming effect increases.
eMonit shows keystrokes chronologically along with the program names and active windows in which they were made.
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 handsets outpace active Windows Phone 7 devices .
Caught a cold, you get tangled up in plain sheets, oversleep, are roused (tormented by bills, a neighbor rages through every wall), you throw a questioning glance at wallpaper, in this shot you've not yet been subjected to the homely iron, your marriage is still supported by overwhelming credit, the house is still mortgaged, and still--the computer is more sensitive to spikes in the current than you to shifts in pressure, and suddenly you come to your senses; on the last day of the week they shut down the network; you take a stroll, try to shut all active windows, ask for books, at the least the ones for poor folk: 100 ways to get rich, to repair karma, answers in ten steps,...
It was possible for students to generate a mix of productive and distractive active windows even when only one active program was involved.
"When the shutters are retracted, enormous 20-foot-high by 15-foot-wide bi-fold windows--some of the largest active windows in the city--are revealed.
Under the terms of the one-year agreement, Trend Micro will continue providing antivirus scanning and cleaning protection to approximately 280m active Windows Live Hotmail and MSN Hotmail e-mail accounts.
There are 40 options for captures from the entire screen, regions, objects, and even scrolling regions or Active Windows. You can also capture video that's playing on the entire screen or in windows or regions.
The trouble with projections like these, of course, is that the number of active Windows users has always been dramatically less than the number of copies Microsoft has been able to pump into the marketplace.