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button

In computer technology, buttons are control elements of the graphical user interface.

The button can be keys and buttons, activatable terms of a property bar, menu bar or toolbar, activatable menu items in the pull-down and drop-down menus, or graphic icons on or partially activated areas of a graphic, photo or table.

Pop-up menu with buttons

Pop-up menu with buttons

Whether icon or term, triggering a button can be done with a mouse click or keyboard input. Button activation invokes programs and menus, triggers functions, connects links, or changes the display. The buttons support intuitive operation and user-friendly menu navigation.

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Englisch: button
Updated at: 19.03.2013
#Words: 95
Links: indium (In), computer, graphical user interface (GUI), property bar, menu bar
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