A special box on your screen to tell you something about what is happening - let's hope it isn't to say something is wrong
a window in which you are expected to select various options and/or enter a filename before the computer performs a particular task or operation
A way that Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs such as Windows or the Mac Desktop) use to ask us for what we want in a specific situation. For example, when you open a word processor and select open from the file menu a dialogue box will pop up so that you can specify which document you wish to open. You might then select which drive or directory (folder) to look in or what type of file you want.
A control box for the user to input information.
A typical grey box in which you are meant to write something, change "Files of Type", or do any of various other things before clicking OK. This is how the computer elicits information and instructions from you. With any luck, it will then proceed to do what you want it to.
a small window that overlays the document the user is currently viewing
a special kind of window which is used to present information to the user or to request information
A feature in which you are asked to supply information in order for Windows to continue a process.
These are similar to pop-up windows but are more like a grey box you might see when using Microsoft Windows. They appear on screen to prompt you for a response.
window appearing temporarily on top of an application window to request information specific to a pull-down menu or cascading menu command. No menu bar, only a limited control menu. Cannot be re-sized, only moved and closed.
A box which appears on screen, inviting input from the user. Usually to set options, or choose a name for saving files.