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 Mirroring or extending settings are a bit lower down on the display settings dialog box. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 The System Properties dialog box will appear. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 Press the Connect button in the dialog box. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 6 May 2021 If you long-press on an app and then select Remove App, a dialog box will give you the option to Delete App or Remove From Home Screen. Wired, 8 Aug. 2022 Perhaps unsurprisingly, this design sounds similar to the homepage for ChatGPT, which lists example questions, capabilities, and limitations above a search / dialog box. James Vincent, The Verge, 1 Feb. 2023 Available daily from 10am-midnight by clicking on the blue dialog box icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Chris Ilenstine, Chicago Tribune, 27 Jan. 2023 Windows 11 is every bit as slick, aside from the occasional old-school Control Panel dialog box. Michael Muchmore, PCMAG, 3 May 2022 If Nothing want to stick with simplicity for most, then an ‘Advanced’ dialog box would work for me. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dialog box was in 1984

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“Dialog box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialog%20box. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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