dialog box


Definition of dialog box

: a window (see window sense 10) on a computer screen for choosing options or inputting information

Examples of dialog box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the same dialog box, find the option to Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above, click it to open a drop-down menu, and set it to Always. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 16 Mar. 2021 Then place the AirTag next to your iPhone or iPad, and a small dialog box will rise up from the bottom of the screen. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 6 May 2021 On the subsequent dialog box, open the General tab and click Delete under Browsing history. David Nield, Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 In accordance with a new Russian law, Apple users will see a dialog box upon initial setup of new devices that features web browsers, antivirus, messenger, email clients, and more to be installed by default. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 Then hit History and Clear browsing data to find the right dialog box. David Nield, Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 On iOS, press and hold on an app icon until a dialog box appears, then hit Remove App. David Nield, Popular Science, 11 Dec. 2020 In the dialog box, choose Open in split-screen view. David Nield, Popular Science, 30 Apr. 2020 Pressing the box causes a dialog box to appear asking for permission to install yet more apps. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dialog box

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Dialog box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialog%20box. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of dialog box

: a box that appears on a computer screen with a question inside asking the user to make a choice or give information


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