The use of software to restrict the access of an application is not new.
The term “sandbox” was first used to describe a system of restrictions imposed by software that allows a user to run specific software without affecting the user’s overall system of operating systems and applications.
It can also refer to software that runs behind the scenes but doesn’t interact with the user, such as the file server or remote desktop services that provide remote access to an application.
The use and extent of the restrictions vary between software applications, but most software that restricts access to files can be considered sandboxed software.
This article explores how sandboxed programs can limit the user experience for some users, and the extent of what the software can do.
Software Applications that restrict access The term sandbox refers to a system in which software is designed to allow users to run applications without interfering with their normal activities.
Some software applications are sandboxed, meaning they don’t allow users the freedom to run programs from outside the system.
For example, a sandboxed program can be turned off, and a user can only access the file system of the application if that file system is on the same local disk as the program.
Some applications can also limit the amount of data that can be loaded on the computer.
For instance, some applications like Firefox, Microsoft Office and the Microsoft Outlook email client can limit how much data can be stored on the local hard drive.
For some applications, this data limit can have a significant impact on the user.
For more information on the use of sandboxed applications, see: sandboxing applications,software applications,sandboxed programs,sandboxes article File system access limitations Software applications that limit the extent to which users can access files in the file systems of other programs are called sandboxed apps.
They are also sometimes called sandbox-protected programs, because they restrict the ability of a user who is not the owner of the file to perform any actions on the file.
Software applications are often sandboxed for a number of reasons.
For a given application, the software may restrict the amount or type of data it can load or how long it can run.
For most applications, however, the data limit is typically set by the operating system, which limits the amount and type of programs it can use and the amount that can run in the foreground.
For many applications, the application will also limit access to certain parts of the computer, which limit how often it can be used and when it can launch programs.
Applications that limit access The following table provides information about software applications that restrict the user from using specific parts of a computer: OS OS version (including version numbers)