Foreground

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope
foreground definition

A foreground may refer to any of the following:

1. Forground refers to the task, process, application, or window on an operating system that the user is currently utilizing. For example, your Internet browser window that is displaying this page is the topmost window and is considered the active foreground application.

2. In the Linux command line, a program can be moved from the background to the foreground process by using the fg command.

3. When referring to a location or position, a foreground is what is on top of another object. For example, with "this example Text," red is the background color and the yellow text is the foreground.

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