Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A marquee may refer to any of the following:


1. Alternatively referred to as lasso or select, a marquee tool is a software utility that allows the user to select multiple objects or a portion of an object, such as an image or picture. In most programs, this tool is utilized by clicking and holding the left mouse button, then dragging the marquee around the object(s) you want to select. The image to the right shows an example of how a rectangular marquee may look.


Advanced editing programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, offer other shapes like circles and ellipses.

2. When referring to HTML, the <marquee> tag is used to designate an area that contains scrolling text.

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