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X button

(eXit button) Also called a "close" or "exit" button, clicking or tapping the X removes the current window, dialog box or popup message from the screen. It is also used to delete text and graphics.

Exit Button - Windows Vs. Mac
The X in Windows is always visible and clicking it closes the application. The X in the Mac appears only when the cursor is above it. The X also closes the app, but the Mac keeps it in memory for a quick relaunch. Of course, the X's are on opposite corners of the window. See Mac Dock.

Clear the Line
In smartphones and tablets, the X button clears the text in the search box. The X on the keyboard is the backspace key.

Mac Dock

The launching pad for applications in the Mac. Working like an animated taskbar, the Dock was introduced with Mac OS X. As the cursor is moved along the Dock, the icons are magnified, and this creates a rippling effect. The Dock can be located at the sides or bottom of the screen and can be set to autohide. Icon size and their amount of magnification can also be adjusted.

The Mac Dock
Mac aficionados love to watch the rippling effect as they move the cursor across the icons in the Dock.

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