A video mode in which a display screen is divided into rows and columns of boxes. Each box can contain one character. Text mode is also called character mode.
All video standards for the PC, including VGA, support a text mode that divides the screen into 25 rows and 80 columns. In addition to text mode, most video adapters support a graphics mode, in which the display screen is divided into an array of pixels.
Whereas character-based programs run in text mode, all graphics-based programs run in graphics mode.
- Text Wrap
Text wrap is a feature supported by many word processors that enables you to surround a picture or diagram with text. The text wraps around the graphic. Text wrap in HTML is most fequently used to describe wrapping of text around an image in the HTML code. This is done by adding align=”left” or align=”right” […]
In 3D graphics, the digital representation of the surface of an object. In addition to two-dimensional qualities, such as color and brightness, a texture is also encoded with three-dimensional properties, such as how transparent and reflective the object is. Once a texture has been defined, it can be wrapped around any 3-dimensional object. This is […]
- thermal compound
A thick substance that, in computer systems, is often used between the CPU core and surface of the heatsink to assist in the quick transferal of heat. Common thermal compound applications are found in micro-electronic, automotive, power generation and other performance-intensive markets. Thermal compound may also be called thermal grease.
- thermal printer
A printer that uses heat to transfer an impression onto paper. There are two kinds of thermal printers: thermal wax transfer: a printer that adheres a wax-based ink onto paper. A thermal printhead melts wax-based ink from the transfer ribbon onto the paper. When cool, the wax is permanent. This type of thermal printer uses […]
- Thin Client
(thin klī´&nt) In client/server applications, a client designed to be especially small so that the bulk of the data processing occurs on the server. Although the term thin client usually refers to software, it is increasingly used for computers, such as network computers and Net PCs, that are designed to serve as the clients for […]