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mouse over

(1) To move the mouse pointer over an object on screen such as an icon, hyperlink or menu and hold it there. If the pointer hovers over a link, the pointer changes its shape to alert the user. See definition #2 below and hypertext.

(2) (mouseover) A JavaScript instruction that tests the current position of the mouse. It is used to change the appearance of a button that has been selected. Two buttons are created by the developer: one in the normal state; the other altered to alert the user that it has been selected. In the early days of personal computers, it used to simulate the depression of a physical button but has since evolved to mostly a color change. The JavaScript statement that starts with the code "on mouseover" displays the altered image. See button.
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Furthermore, mouseover tooltips give teams context and transparency, which helps them better understand Confluence content.
For instance, to have links or hotspots activated by a mouseover, not a click of the mouse, and to have these cues hidden can create a sense of being trapped in an environment, in which any movement of the cursor can set off effects beyond his/her control.
It's mainly to do with the mouseover elements of much Flash content.
In conjunction, on mouseover of any option, the position of the new meeting is highlighted in a view of the user's calendar (right-most window in figure 34); also shown in this display are details of the preferences of participants and details of relaxation or modifications.
For instance, the task bar ( the area where you click to start your programmes) is at the top and is activated with a mouseover, and you don't necessarily have to click.
Web sites may utilize mouseover technology with pull-down menus requiring precision movement to navigate the site.
The site is visually driven with many products on one page, but minimal-to-no text, and instant mouseover descriptions and pricing.
Para una mejor visualizacion, la foto podria verse con sus dimensiones originales si se aplicara la tecnica del mouseover, con la cual se descubre la segunda imagen con solo pasar el puntero sobre la primera.
The mouseover of the third picture reads: "Stanleys with dogs at overlook.
Field description displays as a pop-up when you mouseover a field.
When an object is in INFO mode, a mouseover of a sub-object will cause it to be highlighted and a popup caption, based on the information mode set, to be displayed.
When I did a mouseover I was informed that the maximum value allowed in this field was 40 years.