What is the difference between OK and APPLY?

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I run my PC on Windows 7 and I often change the settings of my PC. 

' Do you want to change the settings?' click on OK.

' Do you want to change the settings?' click on Apply.

So, what is the difference between OK and Apply on any version of Windows though they have similar function?

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What is the difference between OK and APPLY?

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As a software engineer, I often find myself helping others. Many people almost always click on Apply button first and then press Ok to save the changed setting.
 
The Ok button does the same thing and save your extra click. By pressing Ok button saves the setting and close dialog box. If you don't believe me? Try it out yourself. 
In most of the cases when you forget to press 'Apply' the changes you made will not take effect permanently. Desktop example is a good one. So it all depends upon what you want to change.
 
One benefit is, that after clicking on Apply button dialog box will not close, so you can make further changes if you want to.

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