Re: Naming conventions

Subject: Re: Naming conventions
From: Reinhard Jaehnig <RJaehnig -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 10:42:38 -0400

In her mail dated 08.08.1996 07:06:29, Sue Gallagher wrote:

>Dialog boxes, or dialogs, create a dialog between the program and the
>user. They are generally not resizeable or minimizable and close
>automatically when the user clicks OK (or some other button). Whether
>you call these dialogs or dialog boxes depends on your audience. More
>technical users will prefer 'dialog' as it's less wordy, but novice
>and occasional users will be more comfortable with 'dialog box'.

Is there a special term for the little window which informs you about
an ongoing activity, such as "Printing File filename," contains a
single button ("Cancel"), and closes automatically when this activity
has ended ?


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