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 In the dialog box, choose Open in split-screen view. David Nield, Popular Science, "Seven Samsung Galaxy tricks you can’t do on any other phone," 30 Apr. 2020 Pressing the box causes a dialog box to appear asking for permission to install yet more apps. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Unrelenting “ad blocker” plasters users with—you guessed it—ads," 17 Nov. 2019 On an iPhone, this initiates a dialog box to start a phone call; on iPads and other Apple devices, this attempts to launch a FaceTime session. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Click on this iOS phishing scam and you’ll be connected to “Apple Care”," 30 July 2018 Meaningful consent in the public realm is currently impossible Unlike an app, streets and parks can’t require their users to check a dialog box consenting to how their personal information will be used before granting access. Alex Ryan, Quartz, "Can smart cities help their residents without hurting their privacy?," 27 Nov. 2019 Chrome will now automatically exit full-screen mode when dialog boxes for things like authentication prompts, payments, or file pickers pop up, so users will have better context for decisions when filling those prompts out. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Google adds fingerprint support to Chrome on Android and Mac in latest beta," 14 Sep. 2018 The company says the cookie dialog box blocker will come to the rest of the Opera portfolio soon. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Opera will block those annoying cookie dialog boxes on its Android app," 6 Nov. 2018 Russell Brandom breaks down the relevant documents here: Initially, the feature was intended to require users to opt in, typically through an in-app pop-up dialog box. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse," 6 Dec. 2018 Now, just turning off the dialog box won’t block the cookies. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Opera will block those annoying cookie dialog boxes on its Android app," 6 Nov. 2018

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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 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dialog box

computers : 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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