Dialog Buttons

Dialog windows use a common group of buttons for standard purposes. These are described in the table below.

Standard Dialog Buttons


The [OK] button executes the [Apply] button to accept your changes and then closes the Dialog.


The [Process] button is used to perform the operation of a command dialog. It executes the command associated with the settings in the dialog. Dialogs using this button are mostly in the Process pull-down menu.


This button accepts the changes you have made in the dialog. After clicking [Apply] you can continue working in the dialog.

When [Apply] is located with [Process] and [Close] on a command dialog, it accepts your settings but does not operate the command.



These buttons close the dialog window without updating your changes since the last time you clicked [Apply].

[Show >>]

[<< Hide]

These buttons enlarge or reduce the size of a Drop Dialog.

[>> Default]

This button appears in some preference dialogs. It saves the dialog settings as default values for all future cases. In comparison, the [Apply] button saves the settings only to the current view window that was open when this dialog was opened.

Related Topics

User Interface, Glossary of Terms