Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A screen may refer to any of the following:

Computer monitor1. A term used to describe the viewing portion of a display. For example, the portion of the monitor or flat-panel you are likely using to view this web page is considered the screen; the black edge around the screen is called the bezel. The picture shows an example of a flat-panel screen.

2. A Linux command, see the screen command page for further information on this command.

3. A screen is a description of how much a window occupies on a display. For example, when a window is fullscreen it is occupying all visible space on a screen.

Display, Video terms