(1) In graphical user interfaces, a box is an enclosed area, resembling a window, on the screen. Unlike windows, however, you generally cannot move or resize boxes.
There are many different types of boxes. For example, dialog boxes are boxes that request some type of information from you. Alert boxes are boxes that suddenly appear on the screen to give you information. Boxes can also be small rectangular icons that control windows. Zoom boxes, for example, enable you to make a window larger or smaller.
(2) Slang for personal computer or workstation.
- bozo filter
A feature supported by many e-mail clients and news readers that enables you to block out messages from specific individuals. The list of addresses that you want to block is called a bozo list or kill file. Bozo filters are one way to reduce flames and spam.
Abbreviation of bits per second, the standard measure of data transmission speeds.
In digital photography, bracketing is the technique of shooting a number of pictures of the same subject and viewpoint at different levels of exposure. Half or one f-stop (+/-) differences are usually selected depending on subject. See “A Quick Guide to Digital Cameras” in the Quick Reference section of
In tree structures, a branch is a single line of the tree that ends with a leaf. The Windows File Manager, for example, has an Expand Branch command that shows all sub-directories of a specified directory.
A selection of products or services that are identified by the product name or the name of the company who manufacturers the products and services. A brand is something that a consumer marketplace can associate back to the company.