Apply or OK

  greenlamp 22:29 18 Feb 04
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Sometimes windows, a windows response box [e.g.in printer set-up] gives the option of an "Apply" box as well as an "OK" box. Does anyone know what the diffence is between the two responses.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:36 18 Feb 04

Apply usually suggests that you put the changes made into practice, without closing the dialogue. OK generally closes the dialogue.

  Robotic_Rob 23:00 18 Feb 04

Ive always thought that Apply was accepting it and saving the new settings, but keeping the dialogue box up. And Ok was accepting it and saving the new settings and closing down the dialogue box.

  User-312386 23:09 18 Feb 04

apply and close dialogue

apply means make the changes but dont close the dialogue box

  kinger 23:14 18 Feb 04

It makes no real difference apart from, if you have more than one option to choose a variable from, you can click 'apply' and go on to make more choices without closing the box.

  Peter E 23:37 18 Feb 04

...is extremely useful. If the dialogue box is covering your work area, drag it to one side. Select your option(s) and click apply. You will see the effect on your work without having to close the dialogue box. If you don't like the effect, select other options. Only click OK when you're happy with the changes you've made.

  woodchip 23:51 18 Feb 04

If you look in the Display settings you will see both there, I always click apply then OK

  greenlamp 21:21 20 Feb 04

thanks to all, that probably explains it well enough

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