In software the status bar is located at the bottom of the GUI (graphical user interface) that shows the user different bits of information about the program they are using. For example, on a Web browser, the status bar shows the progress of loading of Web pages into the browser window. In a word processing program, the status bar would typically display information about the cursor’s position within the document and often offer additional functionality, like quick access to commonly used word processing commands.
- stealth virus
A computer virus that actively hides itself from antivirus software by either masking the size of the file that it hides in or temporarily removing itself from the infected file and placing a copy of itself in another location on the drive, replacing the infected file with an uninfected one that it has stored on […]
(ste-g&n-o´gr&-fē) (n.) The art and science of hiding information by embedding messages within other, seemingly harmless messages. Steganography works by replacing bits of useless or unused data in regular computer files (such as graphics, sound, text, HTML, or even floppy disks ) with bits of different, invisible information. This hidden information can be plain text, […]
- stereoscopic imaging
Also called stereoscopy or 3D imaging stereoscopic imaging is a technique used to record and display 3D (three dimensional) images or an illusion of depth in an image. Stereoscopic images provide spatial information that trick a user’s brain into believing and seeing depth in the images.
- stereophonic sound
Commonly called stereo sound or just stereo, stereophonic sound divides sounds across two channels (recorded on two separate sources) then the recorded sounds are mixed so that some elements are channeled to the left and others to the right. Stereophonic sound is generally considered the best sound technology of the 1950 and early 1960’s. Contrast […]
(adj.) When used in terms of a Web site, sticky refers to a site��s ability to keep visitors on the site once they have navigated there or encourage the visitor to return frequently (i.e., the visitors “stick” to the site). A site��s stickiness depends on the content of the site that encourages the visitors to […]