reverse video

a mode on the display screen of a computer in which the colors normally used for characters and background are reversed. Unabridged
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reverse video
computing a highlighting feature achieved by reversing the colours of normal characters and background on a visual display unit

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Example sentences
If that area is within a defined key location, the entire key location displays
  in reverse video.
When the mouse button is pushed, the button is highlighted in reverse video.
In the computerized system, this number appears in reverse video at the lower
  right of the product screen.
When a flagged order appears on the order view, the order number on the right
  hand side will be highlighted using reverse video.
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