memory resident


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memory resident

A program that remains in memory at all times. Small applications reside in RAM all the time, while larger programs may call for more instructions as needed. See TSR.
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In the autoexec program displayed in Figure I, the CALENDAR command and the parameters that follow on the same line load a memory resident program that will put a monthly calendar on the screen when a hot key combination is pressed.
The new product has full compact disc audio capabilities and comes with a user-friendly, memory resident audio control utility.
BackLoader 2 is a memory resident program to keep track of your fonts and download them as you need them.
will locate routines on disk and move them in and out of memory, or simply use those which are memory resident, as the menu selections are changed.
The instructions did warn of possible interference between Fastback Plus and memory resident programs, keyboard echancers, device drivers, disk caches etc.
For LAN E-mail, the new PC COMplete offers memory resident pop-up functionality so users can exchange E-mail and perform a variety of mail functions without exiting their current applications.