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Definition: highlight

To select an item in a menu, on the desktop or within an application in order to copy, move, delete, mark or launch it. Highlighting is typically accomplished by pointing to the object with the mouse and clicking the left mouse button. See Win Highlighting items and highlight bar.

The color and shading of highlighted items depends on the OS: Windows XP (top), Windows 7 (middle) and Mac (bottom).