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Subject:Re: Radio Button From:Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 14 Oct 1996 08:44:00 EST
At 11:29 AM 10/14/96 +-200, you wrote:
>What do you call the round buttons that appear in some GUIs? There
>are checkboxes, which are square and can have an X or be blank, used for Yes/No
>choices. What I'm asking about is the counterpart to the checkbox: those
>circular areas which can have a black dot in them or be blank, used to
>represent a list where you can select only one of the options. Apparently, the
>official name for these round checkboxes is "radio buttons", but that name
>confusing. I don't remember every having seen the term radio button used
in a real
>document (except in books on GUI interface, which I can safely assume my
>users did not read).
>Rebecca M. Phillips
>Qronus Interactive Ltd.
>Automated System Testing
>rebecca -at- qronus -dot- co -dot- il
Yep, it's for real. Check Microsoft's own documentation. The term most often
used is "radio button."
And yep, it's confusing. Most people today can't remember the days of
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