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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A FILTHY Walsall takeaway where mouse droppings were found on a plate has been ordered to pay fines and costs amounting to several thousand pounds.
A restaurant where mouse droppings were found last year has been ordered to pay more than PS5,000.
Council officials discovered mouse droppings 'everywhere' inside Snooty's Pizza Bar at Aspley.
Some of the allegations, detailed in the magistrates' court list from when the case first came to court last month, state that "mouse droppings were found, indicating that mice were active in the premises near to were foodstuff were stored, handled and prepared posing a serious risk of contamination."
A popular pub next toEast Croydonstation has been fined [pounds sterling]180,000 after mouse droppings were found in a roasting tin, among utensils and on a serving plate in its kitchen.
The images show flour scattered over the kitchen and rubbish strewn across the floor, with what looks like mouse droppings scattered across sacks of flour and shelving,Plymouth Live reported.
A TAKEAWAY was fined after mouse droppings were found near food containers.
The first visit was on September 4 when officers noticed a number of fruit flies and mouse droppings on work surfaces where food was being prepared.
JUMP 360 is "confident" that its fivestar hygiene rating will be restored after mouse droppings were found in the kitchen.
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 owner of a Coventry fast food restaurant where mouse droppings were found in the kitchen has been hit with a PS1,000 fine.
MOUSE droppings discovered running throughout a takeaway have cost its owner PS3,401 at court.