Keyboard, Window, and Mouse Terminology and Functionality
Window. Any framed screen that appears on the interface.
Cursor. The symbol marking the mouse position that appears on the workstation interface. The cursor symbol changes; for example, in most cases, it is represented as an arrow; in a user-input field, the cursor symbol is represented as a vertical bar.
Click. Refers to single clicking (pressing and releasing) a mouse button. Used to select (highlight) items in a list, or to press a button in a window.
Double-click. Refers to two, quick clicks of a mouse button.
Highlight. The reverse-video appearance of an item when selected (via a mouse click).
Pop-up menu. The menu displayed when right-clicking in or on a specific area of a window. Move the cursor and click the mouse button to make a selection.
Pull-down menu. The Main Window window menus on the tool bar. Move the cursor and click the mouse button to make a selection.
Radio button. An indented or out-dented button that darkens when selected.
Check box. A square box inside of which you click to alternately check or uncheck the box; a check mark symbol is displayed inside the box when it is “checked.” The check mark symbol disappears when the box is “unchecked.”
Navigation. When you type text into a field, use the <Tab> key or the mouse to move to the next logical field. Click inside a field using the mouse to move directly to that field.
Gray or Grayed-out. A button or menu selection is described as gray or grayed-out when it is inactive or inaccessible.
In the documentation, mouse button means left mouse button unless otherwise stated.