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Getting Help in Dialog Boxes

Windows' designers describe the function of check boxes, options buttons, lists, and other dialog-box controls in a few words. This concision yields some obscurely worded labels in crowded dialog boxes. Fortunately, there's "What's This?" help for pop-up tips on individual controls.

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

  • Right-click an element; then click "What's This?" ( Figure 3.9 ).

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

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

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