Refers to objects currently being displayed or used. For example, in graphical user interfaces, the active window is the window currently receiving mouse and keyboard input. In spreadsheet applications, the active cell is the cell, usually highlighted, in which data can be entered or modified. The active program is the program currently running. When you enter a command, it usually applies only to the active elements.
- active archiving
The process of removing a precise set of infrequently used reference data from an overloaded relational database and keeping it active in an archive where it can be easily and quickly retrieved when needed. For example, a credit card company acquires large amounts of mission-critical data on its customers – names, addresses, balances, account numbers, […]
- active component
In an electrical, computer or storage system, active components are those that require electrical power to operate. This could include the power supply, fans, storage device, transistors, diodes and other integrated circuits but would exclude system components such as the chassis, capacitors or enclosures that do not require electrical power to operate (called passive components).
- active content
- active data
Refers to data that is visible to the system’s operating system or the application software with which it was created. Active data is accessible without modification or reconstruction, and would exclude data not stored on a local storage media or device. The term active data may also be used to describe only the data that […]
- active hyperlink
A hyperlink is considered to be an active hyperlink from the time a user presses and releases the mouse button when clicking on the hyperlink. When designing a Web page, you can choose a font color to represent active hyperlinks.