A CDE Definition
(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.
(1) A small, marked area on an electronic device that is physically pressed down to activate a function. The button may stand out from its base so that it can be located by feel, or it can be level with its base such as the left and right buttons on most mice.
(2) An icon on screen that is "pressed" by clicking it with the mouse or, if a touchscreen, tapping it with a finger.
Simulating a Physical Depression
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