Dialog Box

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.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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