WIMP Interface

A graphical user interface (GUI) term. It stands for Windows, Icons, Menu and Pointers.

The WIMP interface has now become the most popular computer interface with Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux operating systems all following the idea.

The WIMP interface was first developed in 1973 at a research centre called Xerox PARC, before this idea came along most computers used the Command Line Interface.

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