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Windows Controls: Understand What You’re Seeing

What on earth are ‘spin buttons’ and ‘radio buttons’? What’s the difference between a ‘list box’ and a ‘drop-down list’, or between a ‘menu bar’ and a ‘context menu’? How can you tell whether a checkbox is switched on or off – and why does it sometimes seem to be neither? No more head scratching: in this article you’ll find explanations of all the different controls you’ll encounter in Windows and the programs you use, and the names you’ll see in articles and tutorials.

Category: Basics, Issues
Issue: 2021 Issue 9 September
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: W320

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