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Dialog Box

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:40 am

dialog box

)A box that appears on a display screen to present information or request input. Typically, dialog boxes are temporary — they disappear once you have entered the requested information.

In the Macintosh and Microsoft Windows interfaces, there is a convention that any menu option followed by ellipsis points (… ) will, when selected, bring up a dialog box. Options without ellipsis points are executed directly.