Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope

A marquee may refer to any of the following:


1. A marquee tool is a GUI tool that selects items within a rectangular shape. The user clicks the left mouse button, then drags a corner of the rectangle until it encompasses the items they want to select. It's called a "marquee" because its border resembles the flashing lights around the marquee sign of a theater. 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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