Dialog Terminology

A dialog is a popup window in which the user enters information or commands. Dialogs can contain control elements that the user can work with to select an option, specify a value, and so on. Table 7-2 lists and illustrates the dialog elements in the GNOME Desktop GUI. Use the terms in Table 7-2 when you write about dialog elements.

Table 7-2Dialog Terminology
Element Example
Check box
Color wheel
Column heading
Drop-down combination box
Drop-down list
Drop-down section
Group box
List box
Radio button
Spin box
Tabbed section
Text box

For more detailed information on dialog terms, see Section A.2 ― GNOME Desktop Terms.