Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: What the Digerati Know On the...

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Chapter 2: What the Digerati Know On the desktop there are three kinds of icons: Applications, folders, and files A GUI is a graphic user interface, in other words the prettiness that we see. Software designers want their interface to be intuitive. When you know instinctively how to use something such as a button to press ok then you are looking at a consistent interface When you invoke a command button you press the button and receive a form of feedback such as an hourglass. A slider control sets a value for a continuous range such as volume A menu is a list of operations the computer can perform and multiple menus are listed on a menu bar Menus listed in the menu bar are known as pull down or drop down menu bars Menus are also displayed outwards when the mouse is over an option. These are known as pop-up menus Menus tell us whether an operation is available, indicate where more user input is needed, and gives you shortcuts
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course INFO 100 taught by Professor Clements during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: What the Digerati Know On the...

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