in use

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: use - (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
occupied - held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied" use - currently being used; "robots are in use throughout industry"
used - employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
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And it can all be done without the plug-ins that have been in use for so long.
The material exhibits more durability during crashes, and rolls down when not in use. Another solution is plastic covers over glass monitors that won't break in the event of a crash, and won't require installation of new technology.
The new FileMaker Server 7 Administration Tool (SAT) allows users to accomplish the following tasks, either locally at the Server station or remotely over a network: Perform maintenance on live databases, including live backups while the file is in use; Automate unattended, scheduled backup; Audit remote administration through a new Event Log entry that identifies Administrators and their activities; Ensure that all clients have the most current plug-ins using the Auto Update feature; Record plug-in downloads in the Event log; and change server settings without restarting the server.