Source: CUA, Motif, Windows
Alias: All environments use this term consistently
Related: Cancel; Exit; OK
A button that closes the active window and all
Use Close in dialog boxes in place of Cancel when the
OK Cancel pair is inappropriate for the dialog (when a
change takes effect immediately, regardless of selecting
Use Close for windows that contain properties that are
made persistent as soon as they are specified in the window,
and for progress indicator windows.
Use the Close command in the File menu of a menu bar
to close the currently active object (closing a file in an
editor will remove the file from view but leave the editor
If the object in the window has not changed since the
last save, close the object immediately.
If the object in the window has changed since the last
save, notify users with an action message. Let them either
save the changes and close, or cancel the close operation
without saving the changes.
The relative position of the Close button in dialogs
depends on the modality of dialog box used. If a dialog
is modal, then Close is positioned where the OK button
normally is positioned. If the dialog is modeless, then
Close is positioned where Cancel is normally
Modal: Close Help
Modeless: Apply Close Help
In the File menu, Close is grouped with related
commands (New and Open in a word processor, for
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