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Questions tagged [gui]

Use for questions about/concerning retro GUI's (for example, Windows 1-3.x).

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Did Xerox engineers really develop the first graphical user interface? [closed]

Did the computer scientist at Xerox really develop the first graphical user interface, later showing this to both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates? Just for reference, it is in reference to this story.
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Who invented scrollable screens in Amiga?

A well known feature of Amiga is the ability to have multiple Intuition screens (ViewPorts in graphics.library parlance) that coexist and can be laid out on the screen so that they overlap vertically. ...
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Where can I get icons for Windows 3.1/95-style GUIs?

Consider for instance the GUI for Microsoft Word 97: I am interested in getting the tiny icons used for the "Open", "Save", "Print" operations below the menu bar. Is there a good source for these and ...
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What algorithm does Windows 98 use to decide whether to show or hide menus?

A comment on User Experience reminded me that Windows 98 keeps the All Programs submenus open when the mouse isn't on the menus, but if the mouse strays too far from the menus for long enough they all ...
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Xerox Parc and the three-button mouse

The original GUI invented at Xerox Parc, used a three-button mouse. What did each of the three buttons do?