Graphical User Interface [GUI]

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GUI (pronounced like “gooey”) is an acronym for Graphical User Interface.

It is a human-computer interface (a way for humans to interact with computers) that utilizes the visual concepts of windows, icons, and menus and is manipulated by a pointing device or cursor.  Typically these pointing devices are driven by a mouse, trackball, or touchpad, but the cursor can be replaced by using a touchscreen.

GUI is a sharp contrast to a command line interface, which uses only text and can only be used with a keyboard.



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