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Set of Computer instructions and controls memory disk devices, printers, CD and DVD drives.
Operating Systems
Allows you to easily communicate with and control your computer.
Microsoft Windows
Simplifies the process of working with documents and applications.
Microsoft Windows XP
Worldwide group of connected computer networks.
Operating system designed for businesses.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
A computer connected to a server.
A computer that controls access of a network.
Operating system designed for entertainment and home use.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Another name for Microsoft XP Profession.
Windows XP
Windows XP uses 32 bits for addressing and other purposes.
32-bit Operating System
Used to create high performance designs, engineering applications, and 3-D animations.
Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Performs application related functions like word processing.
Application Programs
Combination of hard and software used to communicate with the computer.
User Interface
Displays messages and provides information.
Used ot enter data in the form of communication.
Keyboard or Mouse
Can be used by individuals easily with very little training.
User Friendly
Also called "Gooey", displays graphics and text when communicating with the user.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Shows the names of all the computer users on the computer.
Welcome Screen
On the right side of the Welcome Screen, lists all of the authorized users for the computer.
User Icons or User Names
Can be used to create a new user, change or remove a user, or change user information.
Control Panel
A point device used with XP.
This mouse has 3 buttons, primary, secondary, and wheel buttons.
Microsoft Intellimouse
The left Mouse Button
Primary Mouse Button
The right mouse button
Secondary Mouse Button
Mouse button used for scrolling up and down.
Wheel Button
To move the mouse and rest on an item.
To press the primary button to choose an item.
Opens your user account so you can use the computer.
Logging on
The bottom of the screen and contains; start button, task bar area, network area.
Used for launching a program.
Start Button
Contains a button to show which windows are open on the desktop.
Taskbar Button Area
Contains; Show Hidden Icon Button, and notification Button, and the Time.
Notification Area
Indicates that 1 or more inactive icons are hidden.
Show Hidden Icons Button
Provides quick access to program on the computer.
Notification Icon
Shaped like a block arrow.
Mouse Pointer
This is every object on the XP Desktop.
The unique qualities of an object.
A list of related commands.
Performs a specific action like search for files.
Allows you to access most used programs easily.
Start Menu
Command above the separation line, top of the left column and the default web browser and default e-mail.
Pinned Items List
Below the Separation Line, a list of the most used programs.
Most Frequently Used Programs
Follows a command and indicates a submenu.
Right Arrow
Follows the Run command and indicates more information is required.
To press and release the secondary button (Right).
Right Click
Quickly pressing and releasing the left button twice.
Double Click
A window currently being used.
Active Window
The thin blue line around "My Computer" window.
Window Border
Top of the window, contains a small icon.
Title Bar
Identifies a Window.
Window Title
Left of the Title Bar, contains commands in My Computer.
System Menu
Horizontal bar below the Title Bar containing; file, edit, view, favorites, tools, and help.
Menu Bar
This allows you to perform often used tasks more quickly.
Standard Buttons Toolbar
3 Buttons have this; back, search, and folders.
Text Labels
Allows you to launch an application.
Address Bar
Shows that an area is expanded.
Double Up Arrow
Shows that an area is collapsed.
Double Down Arrow
Contains a title and 3 tasks.
System Tasks Area
Contains a title and 4 folders; My Network, My Documents, Shared Documents, and Control Panel.
Other Places Area
Underlined text like Tasks and folder names.
Documents that are available (shared) with all computer users.
Shared Documents Folder
Represents hard disk drives like; 3 1/2 floppy, Disk Drives, and CD Drives.
Drive Icons
Makes a window no longer visible on the desktop.
Minimize Button
A short on screen note associated with what you are pointing to.
Makes a window fit the whole screen.
Maximize Button
Returns the window to the size it was before it was Maximized.
Restore Down Button
Closes a window.
Close Button
Central location for storing and managing documents.
My Documents Window
3 tasks; Make new folder, Publish folder, and Share folder.
File and Folders Task Area
Links to 4 folders; Desktop, Shared Documents, My Computer, and My Network Places.
Other Places Area
This is collapsed and only the title and a double down arrow buttons appear.
Details Area
Point to an item, hold down the left mouse button, and move the item to a new location.
Appears when part of a window is not clearly visible.
Scroll Bar
Allows you to view areas not currently visible.
Scroll Box
Hold down the right mouse button, and move an item to a new location.
Right Drag
The area on the hard drive containing all of the deleted items.
Recycle Bin
Move an icon from a current location to a new location.
Move Here
Resets everything.
Cancel Command
Input device that manually enters data.
Pressing 1 key or pressing and holding down a combination of 2 or more keys.
Keyboard Shortcut
Set of Computer instructions that carry out a task.
Set of specific computer instructions to compare a specific task.
Application Program
Application program that allows you to create a written document.
Word Processing Program
Application program that allows you to create a graphic presentation.
Presentation Graphics Program
Application program that allows you to search for and display web pages.
Web Browser Program
Internet Explorer is an example on XP.
Default Web Browser Program
Internet Explorer or MSN Explorer.
Web Browser
This is one web browser program.
MSN Explorer
This is a web page you can reference.
Web Site
A specific web site and one of millions. Web Site
Sites like
Web Page
The first Web Page that comes up on the computer when you start.
Home Page or Start Page
Application program that allows you to view the contents of the computer.
Windows Explorer
Displays the Hierarchy structure of folders and drives on the computer.
Folders Pane or Folder Bar
The top to bottom importance; Desktop to the other desktop icons.
Hierarchial Structure
Left of the icons; means no other folders.
Minus Sign
Left of the icons, means there are other folders or subfolders.
Plus Sign
The drive or folder containing the files to be copied.
Source Drive or Source Folder
The drive or folder where the files are to be copied to.
Destination Drive or Destination Folder
A way to move files.
Move Here
Change the name of a file.
Available with any running program and answers many questions about XP.
Help and Support
A small box and indicates a category.
Indicates a help category.
Question Mark
Contains a list of entries of help topics.
Help and Support Center Index