helper application


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helper application

An application that adds additional capabilities when necessary. For example, a helper application for a Web browser is a stand-alone program that is launched when the browser determines its functions are required. Helper applications can run by themselves, whereas browser plug-ins cannot. See browser plug-in.
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An ExcelRT file can also communicate data to and from a helper application written in any programming language or environment.
In order to be able to make this new app work, users have to install a "helper application" on their desktop or laptop computer.
To use the application, users have to install a helper application on your desktop or laptop computer.
According to TechCrunch, to use the android application a user has to first install a helper application, which is available on the Chrome Web store and works on Windows XP and above, Mac and Linux computers, on their desktop or laptop computer.
The user needs to download the free Switch Helper Application to his or her computer to configure the interface.
This third edition updates the work to reflect changes in Excel 2010 and switches to a new helper application, Risk Solver Platform for Education, for other computer modeling tasks.
Fortunately, Apple's Ad Hoc Helper application, which automatically sends the phone's UDID to any application that needs it, made this process easy.
Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.N., a trojan that loads another piece of malware by pretending to be a helper application that downloads a "codec" playing a "special type" of WMA file, came in second place, BitDefender said.
If you hold down Command + Option while clicking on a link, Netscape sends theURL to the appropriate helper application specified in Internet Config (or the Mac OS 8.5.x and above Internet control panel) - even if it would not do so normally.
However, it can be coupled to whatever browser you use by making it a "helper application." This is done by associating the file type to MathReader.
Features include voice mail, call blocking, speed dial, call holding/muting, conversation encryption and a helper application which launches WebPhone and dials an individual from any home page automatically.