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A blinking cursor that indicates on screen where text or data will be inserted in a document.
1. Insertion Point
The file currently open and active. Actions and commands will affect only the current file.
2. Current File
Input that tells the computer which task to execute.
3. Command
A list of commands.
4. Menu
A row of buttons used to execute commands. Each button displays an icon (picture) representing its command.
5. Toolbar
A window in which you select options that affect the way the program executes a command.
6. Dialog box
A picture used to identify an element on-screen, such as a toolbar button.
7. Icon
A type of command that can be switched off or on.
8. Toggle
A symbol comprised of three periods that indicate more will follow (…) most likely a dialog box.
9. Ellipsis
A menu that is displayed when you select a command with additional choices.
10. Submenu
The underlined letter in a command name.
11. Hotkey
A balloon containing information that is displayed when you rest your mouse pointer on certain screen elements.
12. ScreenTip
Clicking the right mouse button displays a menu at the location where the selected command will occur. Also called a context menu.
13. Shortcut menu
An area on the right side of an Office XP program window in which you can access commands and options for certain program features.
14. Task Pane
A standard setting or mode of operation. Example: Double clicking on an icon starts the application.
15. Default
Enlarge a window so it fills the entire screen.
16. Maximize
Hide a window so it appears only as a button on the Windows taskbar.
17. Minimize
Return a window to its previous size and position on the screen.
18. Restore
Increase the size of the document as it is displayed on-screen. This does not affect the actual size of the printed document.
19. Zoom in
Decrease the size of the document as it is displayed on-screen. This does not affect the actual size of the printed document.
20. Zoom out
Shift the displayed area of the document up, down, left, or right.
21. Scroll
The window in which you are currently working.
22. Active window
Arrange windows so they do not overlap.
23. Tile
Arrange windows so they overlap, with the active window in front. Only the title bars of the nonnative windows are visible.
24. Cascade
A folder that provides you with a convenient place to store documents, graphics, or other files you want to access quickly. When you save a file in a program such as Word or PowerPoint, the file is automatically saved in My Documents, unless you choose a different folder.
25. My Documents
The physical components of a computer system, including any peripheral equipment such as printers, modems, and mouse devices.
26. Hardware
In the Windows environment, a designation of the operational or structural characteristics of a file. The file type identifies the program, such as Microsoft Word, that is used to open the file. File types are associated with a file name extension. For example, files that have the .txt extension are of the text type and can be opened using any text editor.
27. File type
The place in which Windows stores deleted files. You can retrieve files you deleted in error, or you can empty the Recycle Bin to create more disk space.
28. Recycle Bin
A set of specifications developed by Intel that allows a computer to automatically detect and configure a device, such as a new printer, and install the appropriate device drivers.
29. Plug and Play
A device, such as a disk drive, printer, modem, or joystick, that is connected to a computer and is controlled by the computer's microprocessor.
30. Peripheral
A blinking cursor that indicates on screen where text or data will be inserted in a document.
1. Insertion
The file currently open and active. Actions and commands will affect only the current file.
2. Current File
Input that tells the computer which task to execute.
3. Command
A list of commands.
4. Menu
A row of buttons used to execute commands. Each button displays an icon (picture) representing its command.
5. Toolbar
A window in which you select options that affect the way the program executes a command.
6. Dialog box
A picture used to identify an element on-screen, such as a toolbar button.
7. Icon
A type of command that can be switched off or on.
8. Toggle
A symbol comprised of three periods that indicate more will follow (…) most likely a dialog box.
9. Ellipsis
A menu that is displayed when you select a command with additional choices.
10. Submenu
The underlined letter in a command name.
11. Hotkey
A balloon containing information that is displayed when you rest your mouse pointer on certain screen elements.
12. ScreenTip
Clicking the right mouse button displays a menu at the location where the selected command will occur. Also called a context menu.
13. Shortcut menu
An area on the right side of an Office XP program window in which you can access commands and options for certain program features.
14. Task Pane
A standard setting or mode of operation. Example: Double clicking on an icon starts the application.
15. Default
Enlarge a window so it fills the entire screen.
16. Maximize
Hide a window so it appears only as a button on the Windows taskbar.
17. Minimize
Return a window to its previous size and position on the screen.
18. Restore
Increase the size of the document as it is displayed on-screen. This does not affect the actual size of the printed document.
19. Zoom in
Decrease the size of the document as it is displayed on-screen. This does not affect the actual size of the printed document.
20. Zoom out
Shift the displayed area of the document up, down, left, or right.
21. Scroll
The window in which you are currently working.
22. Active window
Arrange windows so they do not overlap.
23. Tile
Arrange windows so they overlap, with the active window in front. Only the title bars of the nonnative windows are visible.
24. Cascade
A folder that provides you with a convenient place to store documents, graphics, or other files you want to access quickly. When you save a file in a program such as Word or PowerPoint, the file is automatically saved in My Documents, unless you choose a different folder.
25. My Documents
The physical components of a computer system, including any peripheral equipment such as printers, modems, and mouse devices.
26. Hardware
In the Windows environment, a designation of the operational or structural characteristics of a file. The file type identifies the program, such as Microsoft Word, that is used to open the file. File types are associated with a file name extension. For example, files that have the .txt extension are of the text type and can be opened using any text editor.
27. File type
The place in which Windows stores deleted files. You can retrieve files you deleted in error, or you can empty the Recycle Bin to create more disk space.
28. Recycle Bin
A set of specifications developed by Intel that allows a computer to automatically detect and configure a device, such as a new printer, and install the appropriate device drivers.
29. Plug and Play
A device, such as a disk drive, printer, modem, or joystick, that is connected to a computer and is controlled by the computer's microprocessor.
30. Peripheral
A print queue is a list of documents waiting to be printed on the printer. In the print queue, you can see information such as the size of the document, who sent the document, and status information for printing.
31. Print queue
To position the mouse over an object, and then press and release the secondary (right) mouse button. Right-clicking opens a shortcut menu that contains useful commands, which change depending on where you click.
32. Right-click
The bar that contains the Start button and appears by default at the bottom of the desktop. You can click the taskbar buttons to switch between programs. You can also hide the taskbar, move it to the sides or top of the desktop, and customize it in other ways.
33. Taskbar
To move an item on the screen by selecting the item and then pressing and holding down the mouse button while moving the mouse. For example, you can move a window to another location on the screen by dragging its title bar.
34. Drag and Drop
The on-screen work area on which windows, icons, menus, and dialog boxes appear.
35. Desktop
A link to any item accessible on your computer or on a network, such as a program, file, folder, disk drive, Web page, printer, or another computer. You can put shortcuts in various areas, such as on the desktop, on the Start menu, or in specific folders.
36. Shortcut
The process of starting or resetting a computer. When first turned on (cold boot) or reset (warm boot), the computer runs the software that loads and starts the computer's operating system, which prepares it for use.
37. Boot
To restart a computer by reloading the operating system. This can be done by performing either a cold boot, such as turning the computer off and then back on, or a warm boot, such as turning the computer off by typically pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL, clicking Shut Down, and then clicking Restart.
38. Reboot
A portion of the screen where programs and processes can be run. You can open several windows at the same time. For example, you can open your e-mail in one window, work on a budget in a spreadsheet in another, download pictures from your digital camera in another window, and order your weekly groceries on the Web in another window. Windows can be closed, resized, moved, minimized to a button on the taskbar, or maximized to take up the whole screen.
39. Window
A miniature version of an image that is often used for quick browsing through multiple images.
40. Thumbnail
Windows XP, Windows 98 and Windows ME are known as operating systems.
41. Operating System
Press delete to remove a character to the right of the insertion point.
42. Delete
Press the Escape key to cancel a command or close a dialog box.
43. Escape
Use this keyboard shortcut to open the Start menu on the Desktop.
44. CTRL+ Escape
Use this keyboard shortcut to cycle between open windows.
45. Alt + Tab
A space designated on the computer for storage.
46. Folder
If you delete a shortcut to the original application you do not delete the application as well.
47. Shortcut
To change the desktop wallpaper you Right mouse click on the Desktop choose Properties/Desktop.
48. Desktop Properties
A windows file name can have up to 255 characters.
49. File Names
A Keyboard, Printer, Scanner, and Mouse are considered input devices.
50. Input Device
Basic Input Output System – preprogrammed material that starts your computer when to boot up.
51. BIOS
this is the memory that your computer swaps around to perform the functions you direct. It vanishes when the computer is turned off.
52. RAM is Random Access Memory
This type of memory cannot be easily changed and is not affected by shutting the computer off. Rom chips on the Motherboard hold the BIOS and other programs that tell the computer what to do when it starts up.
53. ROM is Ready Only Memory.
part of the pc that houses the memory chips and processing chips.
54. Motherboard
The smallest unit of computer data
55. Bit
Eight bits of computer data
56. Byte
Eight bits of computer data
57. Kilobyte
1 million kilobytes
58. Megabyte
1 million megabytes
59. Gigabyte
1 million gigabytes
60. Terabyte