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November 18, 2014 AT 4:00 am

How the Close Button Was Born, from “The Evolution of the Title Bar Buttons” #ArtTuesday

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How the Close Button Was Born, from “The Evolution of the Title Bar Buttons”, from the PlaceitBlog. Via fastcompany.

Macintosh was introduced by Steve Jobs in 1984. It was the first mass-marketed personal computer that launched Apple. Much of the interface was inspired by Xerox, however they used a different system for closing windows. Instead of have the option to close a window in a drop down menu they created their own button for this. It was, however, a small rectangle on the top right of the window rather than an X. This was the first official close button. The minimize and maximize buttons were yet to come about.

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