Definition of mouseover in US English:



  • 1A computer function in which an image or hyperlink can be generated by moving a cursor over a specific point on a web page.

    • ‘I'm constantly hitting the wrong icon when the dock balloons up on mouseover.’
    • ‘At mouseover, the navigation drops down but you still get a hint of the building underneath.’
    • ‘For example, the effects of "mouseover", or change of images when moving the mouse over, are prepared with JavaScript.’
    • ‘BadBuster has also released a browser plugin that underlines any company name it finds on the web and pops up a condensed report on that company on mouseover.’
    • ‘The headers for the selected rows and columns are highlighted; buttons offer tooltips on mouseover; toolbars contain a variety of rich widget types; and the cells can be interactively inspected and edited.’
    • ‘You can set a caption, which appears on mouseover, for each image.’
    • ‘A mouseover on a TD element will fire twice on entry to the cell content.’
    • ‘One of the visual clues more used for hyperlinks - too much used, perhaps - is so-called mouseover: the image changes for another in the instant the mouse passes over the original one.’
    • ‘Instead of clicking on a link to see the content, you can get a preview of the page using a gesture - typically a mouseover.’
    • ‘To create one of these mouseover or rollover image effects, it involves some JavaScript code; at first that was the only way to produce it; now most visual web editors let you include rollover images.’
    • ‘If I want to figure out how to do a "mouseover" or swap images or run a slideshow or prevent people from downloading copyrighted images, I can find help somewhere out there.’
    • ‘The cursor position at the time an event occurs (such as a click or a mouseover) gets stored on an event object, which is handled slightly differently by the different browsers.’
    • ‘The mouseover could be achieved by setting up your Flash movie with a movie on the main stage under a button.’
    • ‘The interactive maps in the Ecoregion and Vanderbilt Tree Tour sections use Javascript to produce effects (such as "dropdowns" on mouseover and highlighting of tree locations).’
    1. 1.1usually as modifier An image or hyperlink that appears when a cursor is moved over a specific point on a web page.
      ‘the mouseover ads are annoying’
      • ‘The end product has a fairly usable interface, with mouseover previews and the ability to switch to different galleries.’
      • ‘That's not so bad if the images are small in file size, but it is bad when they don't preload the mouseover images.’
      • ‘We have additionally written code that prints the textual notes that appear as mouseovers on the screen as numbered endnotes when printed.’
      • ‘Perhaps navigation could be moved to the top of the page in a space-efficient horizontal strip (with mouseover drop-downs), or even to the right column.’
      • ‘Create mouseover popup boxes for your text links.’
      • ‘But generally, in-jokes are what "mouseover" link titles are there for.’
      • ‘Another navigational aid involves the use of mouseovers to highlight the connections between nodes.’
      • ‘Stacked items for sale at the auction house now display the per unit price and per unit buyout price in the item mouseover.’
      • ‘People quickly found out that Explorer 3 didn't give access to the images on a page, so that the mouseovers wouldn't work.’
      • ‘Most JavaScript instructions in XHTML files are inline event handlers like the ones in the mouseover example.’
      • ‘Personally I don't like mouseover web previews.’
      • ‘While text navigation is the most search engine friendly, graphic images for navigation and JavaScript mouseovers can still be search engine friendly.’