active window

Definitions

General Science

Computing

  • noun an area of the display screen where the operator is currently working
  • noun the window that is currently the focus of cursor movements and screen displays.

Electronics

  • On a computer screen that has more than one window open, the one that is currently being interacted with, and thus will be affected by such actions as keyboard input. This will be the only window with the title bar highlighted. All others are inactive windows.
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