scroll bar

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun a bar displayed along the side of a window with a marker which indicates how far you have scrolled

Electronics

  • In a GUI, a vertical or horizontal bar located at a screen side or bottom, and which contains a box. This box can be moved with a mouse, or other pointing device, in the desired direction within the file or window it is located. The box is called elevator, as it resembles an elevator in its shaft, which would be the scroll bar.
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