nag screen

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nag screen (plural nag screens)

  1. (computing) A message displayed by a nagware program to encourage the user to purchase the full version.
    WinRAR shows a nag screen once its 40-day trial is over to encourage users to buy a license.
    • 1996, New and improved stupid Windows tricks, page 17:
      The first screen to pop up is the nag screen; be patient, it disappears after 5 seconds. (Have you ever wondered why nag screens are mandatory for shareware?)