To crash in such a way that the computer does not respond to input from the keyboard or mouse. If your computer is hung, you usually need to reboot it, although sometimes hitting the correct sequence of control characters will free it up.
- Hanging Indent
In word processing, a paragraph that has all lines but the first indented. A hanging indent is also known as a hanging paragraph. With many word processors, you can create hanging indents by specifying a negative indentation for the first line of each paragraph. The following is an example of a hanging indent:
(adj.) Of or relating to the sensation of touch. From the Greek haptesthai, to touch. Haptics is the science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers. A haptic device is one that involves physical contact between the computer and the user, usually through an input/output device, such as a joystick or data gloves, […]
- haptic interface
Communication, or interface, with a computer through a tactile method involving a device that senses body movement, such as a data glove.
The term hard is used to describe anything that is permanent or physically exists. In contrast, the term soft refers to concepts, symbols and other intangible and changeable objects.
- hard boot
Same as cold boot.