Glossary

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Button

The term button (sometimes known as a command button or push button) refers to any graphical control element that provides the user a simple way to trigger an event, like searching for a query at a search engine, or to interact with dialog boxes, like confirming an action.

Context menu

A context menu (also called contextual, shortcut, and pop up or pop-up menu) is a menu in a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears upon user interaction, such as a right-click mouse operation.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a compilation of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers to a topic. FAQs have become well-known in information technology, especially on the Internet, where many Usenet newsgroups have created a FAQ collection to relieve the pressure on the forums. Because the principle of the FAQ has proven itself, it exists in many areas.

Graphical user interface

Graphical user interface (GUI) refers to a form of user interface of a computer. It has the task of making application software operable on a computer by means of graphical symbols, controls or widgets. In computers, this is usually done by using a mouse as a control device to operate or select the graphic elements; in smartphones, tablets and kiosk systems, it is usually done by touching a sensor screen.

Input device

Input devices are all devices that can be used to supply information to a computer so that interaction with computer programs is possible.

Keyboard shortcut

A keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys, such as “Ctrl+F” to search a character string. Such a directive invokes a software or operating system operation (in other words, cause an event) when triggered by the user.

Password

A password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access.

Screenshot

A screenshot, also called screen capture or screen grab, is a digital image of what should be visible on a monitor, television, or other visual output device. A common screenshot is created by the operating system or software running on the device. A screenshot or screen capture may also be created by taking a photo of the screen.

Status bar

A status bar is a graphical control element which poses an information area typically found at the window’s bottom.[1] It can be divided into sections to group information. Its job is primarily to display information about the current state of its window, although some status bars have extra functionality. For example, many web browsers have clickable sections that pop up a display of security or privacy information.

Tooltip

The tooltip or infotip or a hint is a common graphical user interface element. It is used in conjunction with a cursor, usually a pointer. The user hovers the pointer over an item, without clicking it, and a tooltip may appear—a small “hover box” with information about the item being hovered over.

Username

A username is a name with which a user can log on to a computer, a website or a program. On the Internet, it is usually used to log on to a user account and requires registration.