Synology Cloud Station GUI

Graphic User Interface


Synology Cloud Station GUI  the web server interface offers direct synchronization status, active client list, shared folder status, historical browser version, log, and option to issue commands. The client interface offers direct synchronization status, file transfer progress, folder and file status in the layer icon, client side history, system tray menu, and command interface (actual interface features vary by client type). Short for a graphical user interface, a GUI is an interface that uses icons or other visual indicators to interact with electronic devices, not just text through the command line.

For example, all versions of Microsoft Windows are GUI, while MS-DOS is a command line. The GUI was first developed at Xerox PARC by Alan Kay, Douglas Engelbart, and a group of other researchers in 1981. Then, Apple introduced Lisa's computer with a GUI on January 19, 1983. If you need command line examples for comparison, see our command line page. The GUI works using windows, icons, and menus to execute commands, such as opening, deleting, and moving files.

GUI Operating System

Although the GUI operating system is mainly navigated using a mouse, the keyboard can also be used to navigate using keyboard shortcuts or arrow keys. For example, if you want to open a software program on the GUI operating system, you will move the mouse pointer to the program icon and double-click the icon. GUI Does not work like a command line operating system or CUI, such as Unix or MS-DOS, the GUI operating system is much easier to learn and use because commands do not need to be memorized. 

In addition, users do not need to know any programming languages. Because of its ease of use, the GUI operating system has become the dominant operating system used by end users today. What is an example of a GUI operating system: Microsoft Windows, Apple System 7 and macOS. All GUI operating systems are not like the initial command line operating systems like MS-DOS and even some versions of Linux currently do not have a GUI interface. GUI interface example: GNOME KDE Any Microsoft program (eg, Word, Excel, and Outlook). For Internet rows, for example: Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. 

The way users interact with the GUI, usually users use pointing devices such as a mouse to interact and use most aspects of the GUI. However, it is also possible to interact with the GUI using a keyboard or other input device. No, for almost all GUI interfaces it is possible to navigate using only the keyboard. Although for most users it may be difficult to navigate the GUI using only the keyboard.

Apart from computers, the GUI is used on many handheld mobile devices such as MP3 players, portable media players, gaming devices, smart phones and smaller households, offices and industrial controls. The term GUI tends not to be applied to other types of low-resolution display interfaces, such as video games where the head-up display (HUD) is preferred), or not including flat screens, such as volumetric displays because the term is limited to the scope of a two-dimensional screen able to describe general information, in the tradition of computer science research at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

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