A technique that forces a user to remain on a specific Web site by not allowing the user to leave the site. Whenever the user tries to leave the site by closing the browser window or going to a new URL, the site that is mousetrapping will automatically open a new browser window with its URL or not allow the browser to go to the new URL. Some mousetraps only will open a limited number of new browser windows and eventually will let the persevering user leave the site; other mousetraps will open new browser windows ad infinitum, and the only way to get out of the trap is to press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” to end the task or reboot the computer if that fails.
Additionally, there are software programs that prevent mousetrapping.
- moved to Atlanta
(slang) A reference to Web pages that disappear and leave only “404 File Not Found” errors in their place. The reference comes from the telephone area code of Atlanta, Georgia, which is 404. Web pages that produce 404 errors are said to have “moved to Atlanta.”
- movie mode
In digital camera terminology, movie mode is a function of the digital camera that enables your digital camera to capture moving subjects in a video format. Most digital cameras come with a movie mode that records both video and also sound. Video captured on a digital camera is not as good of quality as the […]
- moving-bar menu
A common type of menu in which options are selected by moving a highlighted bar over them. You can move the bar with a mouse or with arrow keys, or sometimes with the Tab key.
(1) When spelled ms, short for millisecond, one thousandth of a second. Access times of mass storage devices are often measured in milliseconds. (2) When spelled MS, short for Microsoft. (3) When spelled MS, it is also short for mobile subscribers.
- multi-core technology
In consumer technologies, multi-core is usually the term used to describe two or more CPUs working together on the same chip. Also called multicore technology, it is a type of architecture where a single physical processor contains the core logic of two or more processors. These processors are packaged into a single integrated circuit (IC). […]