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Chapter 3. Getting Help > Getting Help in Dialog Boxes

Getting Help in Dialog Boxes

XP’s designers describe the function of check boxes, options buttons, lists, and other dialog-box elements in a few words. This concision yields obscurely worded labels, especially in crowded dialog boxes. Fortunately, there’s “What’s This?” help for pop-up tips on individual elements.

To get pop-up help for a dialog-box element:

  • Right-click an element; then click “What’s This?” (Figure 3.9).

    Figure 3.9. Here, I right-clicked the Screen Resolution slider for “What’s This?” help. To dismiss the pop-up box, click it.

    or

    Click the question mark in the top-right corner of the dialog box; then click an element.


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