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 for mouse droppings
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  mouse droppings
   n.
  
      [MS-DOS] Pixels (usually single) that are not properly restored when the
      mouse pointer moves away from a particular location on the screen,
      producing the appearance that the mouse pointer has left droppings behind.
      The major causes for this problem are programs that write to the screen
      memory corresponding to the mouse pointer's current location without hiding
      the mouse pointer first, and mouse drivers that do not quite support the
      graphics mode in use.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mouse droppings
  
     1.  Pixels (usually
     single) that are not properly restored when the mouse
     pointer moves away from a particular location on the screen,
     producing the appearance that the mouse pointer has left
     droppings behind.  The major causes for this problem are
     MS-DOS programs that write to the screen memory
     corresponding to the mouse pointer's current location without
     hiding the mouse pointer first, and mouse drivers that do not
     quite support the graphics mode in use.
  
     2.  The client address recorded in a
     web server's log whenever a client connects to a
     site.
  
     Users may be unaware that their activity is being logged in
     this way but the potential for misuse of the information is
     limited.
  
     [March 1996 Macworld, p260, Viewpoint article by Larry Irving].
  
     (1994-12-05)
  

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