Control Panel

An interface term.

A software control panel allows you to access all the information available on a computer from a screen. Icons are pressed or menu items selected that provide access to the data. For example a printer might have an LCD software control panel that lets you set things like paper size and so on.

A hardware control panel is an interface that allows you to control a piece of hardware. Typical control panel items include knobs, sliders, gauges and buttons.

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