I have recently been getting into older apps from when I was a kid; one of these was this strange DOS shipping(?) database GUI that ran on at least a 286, but looked like Windows 3.1; however when you clicked on the window controls, they just changed color. But the window operations menu from what I recall worked okay.
This is probably a long shot. I would provide screenshots, but alas—I have no further details available, other than this.
I vaguely remember this GUI, and would appreciate any assistance seeing if I can locate it again!