Computer Science: GUI Elements

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What is the primary function of a Pointer in a Graphical User Interface?

To select objects on the screen

What type of GUI component is used to request user input for actions such as deleting a file?

Dialogue Box

What GUI component allows multiple options to be selected?

Check-box

What is the purpose of an Application Window in a GUI?

To contain the contents of an application

What type of GUI component is used to display a list of available items for selection?

List-Box

What GUI component is used to select one option from a list of available options?

Radio-button

What is the primary objective of achieving consistency in GUI design?

To ensure identical terminology throughout the interface

What is the primary advantage of using GUI implementation tools?

To provide a powerful array of GUI controls

According to Shneiderman and Plaisant, what is the primary benefit of enabling frequent users to use shortcuts?

To reduce the number of interactions for frequent users

What is the primary purpose of in-house inspection in GUI design?

To inspect the GUI before releasing it to users

What is the primary advantage of using GUI implementation tools in an IDE?

To provide a powerful array of GUI controls

What is the primary purpose of a command in a system?

To execute an instruction with optional parameters

What is a characteristic of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) compared to a Command Line Interface (CLI)?

It is more resource consuming

What is the primary function of a window in a GUI?

To provide a way to interact with the system

What is the term for a window that is contained within another window of the same application?

Child window

What is the primary purpose of tabs in a GUI?

To display multiple instances of an application

What is the term for the interface that provides a way to interact with the system using graphical components?

Graphical User Interface

Test your knowledge of graphical user interface components, including pointers, application windows, and dialogue boxes. Learn about the different elements that make up a GUI and how they interact with users.

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