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  • SelectedNotebook[ ] gives the currently selected notebook in the front end.
  • SelectedNotebook returns a NotebookObject.
  • The currently selected notebook will normally have its title bar highlighted.
  • The currently selected notebook is the one to which notebook-oriented menu commands in the front end will be directed. Textual commands are however directed to the input notebook.
  • A palette window can be a currently selected notebook but cannot normally be an input notebook.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.10.3.
  • See also: SetSelectedNotebook, Notebooks, InputNotebook, EvaluationNotebook, ButtonNotebook.