Windowing system

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Typical elements of a window. The window decoration is either drawn by the window manager or by the client. The drawing of the content is the task of the client.

A windowing system is a computing term. It refers to a way a computer operating system (OS) displays computer programs on a computer screen. It is a type of graphical user interface (GUI) using windows, menus, and a pointer. Microsoft Windows is a popular OS that uses a windowing system.[1] Each window is an independent part of the screen and typically holds a program or dialog box.[2]

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  1. Robin Webster, 'Opening Windows', PC Magazine, Vo. 3, No. 11 (June 12, 1984), p. 268
  2. J.B. Dixit, Computer Programming (New Delhi: Laxami Publications, 2007), pp. 43–44