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Active Window

On a computer, the window (or interface) one is currently using. Most computers only allow one active window at a time. For example, if one has a web browser and a word processor both open, one can only utilize one at a time even though both programs are open. The same applies for two windows of the same program.
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The PC operations subcategory included active windows related to Windows Explorer, Control Panel, and Command Prompt; and captured activities associated with locating and/or downloading files, performing file management, and tuning the computer for better performance.
We measure the frequency of multitasking by determining the total number of new active windows generated during a lecture.
Students generated 65.8 active windows per lecture on average, and also averaged more distractive windows (40.7) per lecture than productive windows (25.1) per lecture.
At least one student generated 122.7 productive active windows per lecture while at least one other student generated only 7.5 windows per lecture.
We found very limited support for hypothesis (2): students spending a long time viewing active windows will exhibit lower academic performance than students with a short duration times.
The average student engages in frequent multitasking during class, generating more than 65 new active windows per lecture with 62% of those windows being classified as distractive.
Microsoft claims to have over 500 million active Windows 10 users but Windows Store doesn't offer some of the most popular apps available on competing platforms.
Number of active windows (hinged or sliding) maxi-class buses in the passenger compartment of the bus: at least 5 (this figure does not include the windows of a width of less than 900 mm and height of the window opening less than 200 mm).
The keyboard wedge application shipped with every Socket bar code scanning and RFID product, SocketScan, reads bar code or RFID tag data directly into any active Windows program as though it had been typed on a keyboard without requiring additional programming.
The message appears above all active windows along with a semi-transparent overlay.
The solution for the police was a utility which can automatically amend records through the screens of the Integra application, based on NDL's Active Windows Integrator (AWI) product.
The active window is in the foreground with a different colored title bar than the rest of the windows.