Background Tasks

  • Edward Moemeka
  • Elizabeth Moemeka


It should come as no surprise to anyone that the term Windows as defined, coined, and trademarked by Microsoft relates to the computing feature whereby the functioning area of an application can be partitioned to a corner of the screen, moved around, and maximized to take up the entire screen surface area. In short, Windows allows you a “window” into a running application. Through the years, that ability to display an application evolved into being able to run and use multiple applications, complete with window overlap, fast task switching, and many more delightful features we have all come to know, love, and expect from a self-respecting operating environment like Windows, Mac OS, and even from the Linux and Unix tree of products.


Menu Item Event Handler Context Menu Background Task Foreground Application 
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  • Edward Moemeka
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  • Elizabeth Moemeka
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