Love for Words — Ghosted
October 28, 2013
___ In computer terminology, ghosted refers to a faded icon or menu selection.
The definition via YourDictionary.com
“The grey or fuzzy appearance of menu text or toolbar buttons, which indicates that the operation is not currently selectable.”
When you’re filling out an online form, for example, the “Submit” button at the bottom might be “ghosted” or grey, and not allow you to select it, until you fill out all the required fields.
Or, in a word processing program, you might pull down the Edit menu to see that the “Redo” selection is ghosted because you had not deleted anything. Therefore that selection is ghosted because you presently do not have anything to Redo.
Here’s a fun graphic of a ghosted icon via YourDictionary.com:
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