Star 8010 OS and Applications
set of screen shots was excerpted from the article: “Designing
the Star User Interface” by Dr. David Canfield Smith, Charles Irby,
Ralph Kimball, Bill Verplank, and Eric Harslem, from Byte 4/1982 (reproduced
courtesy Marcin Wichary).
We also encourage you to see our special story "The (Xerox) World According to Norm Cox" about his creation of the Xerox Star icon set.
A Star work station showing the processor, display, keyboard and mouse.
Some of the cursor shapes used by the Star to indicate the state of
the system. The cursor is a 16- by 16-bit map that can be changed
under program control.
In-basket and out-basket icons. The in-basket contains an envelope
indicating that mail has been received. (This figure was taken directly
from the Star screen. Therefore, the text appears at screen resolution.)
A Desktop as it appears on the Star screen. Several commonly used
icons appear across the top of the screen, including documents to
serve as “form-pad” sources for letters, memos, and blank paper. An
open window displaying a document containing an illustration is also
The property sheet for text characters.
The option sheet for the Find command showing both the Search and
Substitute options. The last two lines of options appear only when
CHANGE IT is turned on.
A Star document showing multicolumn text, graphics, and formulas.
This is the way the document appears on the screen. It is also the
way it will print (at higher resolution, of course).
The keyboard-interpretation window serves as the source of characters
that may be entered from the keyboard. The character set shown here
contains a variety of office symbols.
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Star 8010 workstions
“Designing the Star User Interface” by Dr. David Canfield Smith, Charles Irby, Ralph Kimball, Bill Verplank, and Eric Harslem, from Byte 4/1982 (reproduced on the GUIdebook, courtesy Marcin Wichary).
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