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> Sorry, Katie, but you lose here. Login and Logout are commonly
> recognized as the names of the dialogs (not "screens" --- "screen" is
> the entire visible area of your monitor! You clean your monitor
> "screen") for logging in and logging out.
I think you're assuming too much. I don't believe Katie actually specified
the sort of system she was documenting; what you say may be true for a
Windows95/98/NT system, but on a UNIX box it *isn't* a "login dialog" - it's
the whole screen. (Even an X terminal shows you nothing more than a login
prompt at first, so it's fair to call it a "login screen.")
And if it *is* a Microsoft system, then the correct terminology would be
"dialog box," not "dialog." 8-) Microsoft style, if you follow it,
specifically says not to call those little windows "dialogs."
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