Active window

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

The window in front of all other open windows, on a graphical user interface. For example, the Internet browser window you are using to read this web page is considered the active program or active window. The image below contains another example of an active window. The active window, labeled in red, is the text document window open above the browser window.

Active window

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