Select the Proper Kinds of Windows
A window is an area of the screen, usually rectangular in shape, defined by a border that contains a particular view of some area of the computer or some portion of a person's dialog with the computer. It can be moved and rendered independently on the screen. A window may be small, containing a short message or a single field, or it may be large, consuming most or all of the available display space. A display may contain one, two, or more windows within its boundaries. In this step the following is addressed:
- A window's characteristics.
- A window's components.
- A window's presentation styles.
- The types of windows available.
- Organizing window system functions.
- A window's operations.
- Web system frames and pop-up windows.
A window is seen to possess the following characteristics:
- A name or title, allowing it to be identified.
- A size in height and width (which can vary).
- A state, accessible or active, or not accessible. (Only active windows can have their contents altered.)
- Visibility — the portion that can be seen. (A window may be partially or fully hidden behind another window, or the information within a window may extend beyond the window's display area.)
- A location, relative to the display boundary.
- Presentation, that is, its arrangement in relation to other windows. It may be tiled, overlapping, or cascading.
- Management capabilities, methods for manipulation of the window on the screen.
- Its highlight, that is, ...