(1) In database systems, browse means to view data. Many database systems support a special browse mode , in which you can flip through fields and records quickly. Usually, you cannot modify data while you are in browse mode.
(2) In object-oriented programming languages, browse means to examine data structures.
(3) To view formatted documents. For example, you look at Web pages with a Web browser. Browse is often used to mean the same as surf.
- Web Browser (Browser)
Short for Web browser, a browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files. As a client/server model, the browser is the client run on a computer that contacts the Web server and requests information. The Web server sends […]
- browser hijacker
A specific type of spyware that will allow a hacker or malicious perpetrator to spy on the infected computer’s Internet browsing activity. Using a browser hijacker the person responsible for the spyware can deliver pop-up ads, reset the browser homepage, or direct the browser to Web sites the victim would not normally visit. See The […]
- browser modifier
A program that is used to change your Web browser settings without the consent of the user. A browser hijacker is a type of browser modifier.
- brush tool
In graphics and image-editing programs, the brush tool is an element of the painting tool that allows you to select a brush shape (square, circle, oval and so on) and also the the thickness in pixels you want to paint on your image with. As you move your cursor over the image it leaves a […]
- brute force
Refers to a programming style that does not include any shortcuts to improve performance, but instead relies on sheer computing power to try all possibilities until the solution to a problem is found. A classic example is the traveling salesman problem (TSP). Suppose a salesman needs to visit 10 cities across the country. How does […]