A graphical user interface (GUI) provides the user with a visual way of interacting with a computer and its applications. The main purpose of a GUI is to make the activities that are involved in doing a task simple and quick. Common GUIs require a person to use a mouse or some other pointing and selecting device. GUIs are typically built around windows and menus, which provide a simple means of manipulating files and directories.
The term “graphical user interface” also includes web browsers.
This chapter discusses the following topics:
“Using GUI Terminology” on page 221
“Writing About Windows, Dialog Boxes, and Menus” on page 225
“Writing About the Web” on page 228
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