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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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the active Window, will run the check every 1ms, effectively waking the processor
This has prompted us to introduce new features to the service such as enabling public transport users to use Wojhati app to access name addresses stored in the mobile phone, and automatically select a name by a single touch from any active window the customer might be in without having to return to the address menu of the phone.
The BlackBerry Flow enables you to move from an active window straight to the Hub.
Two projectors, placed one in front of the other, produce the work's most tangible image of technological interface: an active window in front of an ignored one.
Plus, frequency tuning is the same as it ever was--simply dial the frequency on the standby window on the right and transfer it to the active window on the left, using the familiar flip-flop transfer button.
When the user selects an open window from the stack, the 3D desktop can be restored to the 2D desktop, showing the selected window as the current active window of the 2D desktop.
Unfortunately, we could not make direct comparisons to the other active window categories discussed in Section, 4.
A Logitech study revealed that, on average, PC users have six applications open at any one time, and the active window switches or a new window opens every 50 seconds.
With Microsoft Excel as the active window on your computer, click on the "Tools" option on the main toolbar.
The Yusufali-A Troj an horse monitors the websites Windows users are visiting by examining the tide bar of the active window.
The INTEGRITY Device Manager and INTEGRITY Window Manager are synchronized so that devices communicate only with the currently active window.