An element of a graphical user interface that can be changed to alter the look of the interface without affecting its functionality. Skins can give an interface an entirely different look than what it originally came with.
Skins are often used to change the look and feel of a Web browser, altering the appearance and/or location of buttons, providing background images or borders that did not originally come with the browser, changing the colors and/or other graphic elements, or even changing the shape of the browser window.
There are many browser skins available for free online; however, users should be aware that skins sometimes come with additional predetermined buttons in the toolbar that did not come with the original browser software. Organizations use these elements to advertise and/or track the Internet activity of the user.
A typically small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project for the sake of innovation. The term typically is used in regard to technology projects. A skunkworks often operates independent of a company��s normal research and development operations and therefore often is subject to limitations in resources. Skunkworks projects often […]
- skyscraper ad
An online banner, image or media ad that is taller than the standard 120×240 pixel vertical banner ad.
- slack space
The unused space in a disk cluster. The DOS and Windows file systems use fixed-size clusters. Even if the actual data being stored requires less storage than the cluster size, an entire cluster is reserved for the file. The unused space is called the slack space. DOS and older Windows systems use a 16-bit file […]
- slag code
Another name for a logic bomb.
- slate PC
A class of notebook computer that accepts input from an electronic pen rather than from a keyboard. Slate PCs are particularly useful in situations where keyboards are awkward or unnecessary. Typically, slate PCs can decipher clearly written block letters and translate them into their ASCII equivalents. To date, however, they cannot handle script, although the […]