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What Is A Graphic User Interface GUI?

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Definition

The graphic-user interface refers to all the visual elements you interact with when using most software [→] today.

Use cases and Examples

The search bar and buttons you find on Google [↗] to the table-like structure you see when using Microsoft Excel are perfect examples of a graphical user interface.

Summary

It wasn't always the case that most software we use today came with graphical user interfaces. In the past, you could only interact with most software applications using the command line interface [→], which involved passing in your instructions to the computer in the form of text.

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