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WINDOW. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and to enable those who are in to look out.
     2. The owner has a right to make as many windows in his house when not built on the line of his property as he may deem proper, although by so doing be may destroy the privacy of his neighbors. Bac. Ab. Actions in general, B.
     3. In cities and towns it is evident that the owner of a house cannot open windows in the partition wall without the consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q.v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the privacy of the adjoining property, is not, however, actionable; the remedy against such encroachment is by obstructing them, without encroaching upon the rights of the party who opened them, so as to prevent a right from being acquired by twenty years use. 3 Camp. 82.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Phoenix starts up in a fraction of the time, with no splash screen or logo getting in the way.
Google was able to ameliorate the "Error 404 effect" by trapping requests for content and redirecting the user to the new Google/Deja splash screen. (Ironically, when news reports surfaced in January that a particular epithet pointed to a George W.
The different models for iTV ads might include sponsorships, strategic product placements, inset ads (such as logo overlays or an interface-integrated ad), and insert ads similar to an Internet pop-up ad or splash screen. Value-added ads, such as coupons, and drill-down ads, which provide more consumer in formation, are also expected to proliferate.
If you are toying with the idea of a splash screen, ask yourself this question first: Would it be appropriate to have the splash screen as a link from your main page, perhaps labeled something like "A graphic presentation intended to produce a more favorable emotional impression of our law firm"?
If you are one of those Windows 95 users who is sick and tired of CD-ROMs taking control of your system or wish to stop displaying the Microsoft's Windows 95 splash screen on startup as a protest, go to
This included images for the icon in the game library as well as the splash screen when the game is loading.
No programming is required to assign the license, add a splash screen or embed resource files and folders directly into the protected application file.
The Photos app now has a new splash screen that lists upcoming features, including Personalized For You, Share Your Moments and A Smarter Way to Search.
A view of a tablet and a smartphone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen on May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC (AFP/File, Brendan Smialowski)
The image will be used as the new splash screen for SketchBook Mobile.
The splash screen for MLB.TV read, "Spring Training games coming in mid-March".