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>What's the proper term for the file-tab window things that are so common in
>most windows programs now? I mean the things like this:
>where you click a tab and it comes to the front.
Several answers were that they are just called "tabs". However, this
answer does not describe the collection of tabs as a whole.
KL Group has a Motif-based XRT/gear widget set that includes a
Tab Manager with Tab Buttons that emulates the Windows "file-tab
window." In their documentation, KL Group calls the composite
a "tabbed dialog," which I find a rather appealing term.
So, if the Windows documentation does not have a term to describe
the composite, why not use "tabbed dialog" and set a trend?