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Control +c
keyboard shortcut to copy a highlighted item from one place to get ready to copy it over to another place
control +v
keyboard shortcut to "paste" some item or text copied from another source
(MOdulator-DEModulator) A device that adapts a terminal or computer to an analog telephone line by converting digital pulses to audio frequencies and vice versa. The term usually refers to 56 Kbps modems (V.90), the current top speed, or to older 28.8 Kbps modems (V.34).

The term may also refer to higher-speed cable or DSL modems or to ISDN terminal adapters, which are all digital and technically not modems.
Digital Subscriber Line

A technology that dramatically increases the digital capacity of ordinary telephone lines (the local loops) into the home or office. DSL speeds are tied to the distance between the customer and the telco central office.

DSL is geared to two types of usage. Asymmetric DSL (ADSL) is for Internet access, where fast downstream is required, but slow upstream is acceptable. Symmetric DSL (SDSL, HDSL, etc.) is designed for short haul connections that require high speed in both directions.

Unlike ISDN, which is also digital but travels through the switched telephone network, DSL provides "always-on" operation.

Although DSL only arrived in the very late 1990s, there have been more versions and alphabet soup than most any other new transmission technology.

click the mouse two times, quickly

To select an object by pressing the mouse button when the cursor is pointing to the text item, an icon or hypertext link.
An organization that provides access to the Internet. Small Internet service providers (ISPs) provide service via modem and ISDN while the larger ones also offer private line hookups (T1, fractional T1, etc.). Customers are generally billed a fixed rate per month, but other charges may apply. For a fee, a Web site can be created and maintained on the ISP's server, allowing the smaller organization to have a presence on the Web with its own domain name.

Large Internet services, such as America Online (AOL) and Microsoft Network (MSN), also provide proprietary databases, forums and services in addition to Internet access.
attach to email
To affix or append; add: attached several files to the document.

Used in email terms as in: add photo or file or document to an email sent to another person.
To be able to connect to information or service needed.
Ex: "access the Net" means to go online; get on the Internet.
Control +End
keyboard shortcut to move to the end of a document or web page
form or field
A physical unit of data that is one or more bytes in size. A collection of fields make up a record.

A field also defines a unit of data on a source document, screen or report. Examples of fields are NAME, ADDRESS, QUANTITY and AMOUNT DUE.

The field is the common denominator between the user and the computer. When you interactively query and update your database, you reference your data by field name.

enter key
return key

Also called the "enter key," the keyboard key used to signal the end of a line of data or the end of a command.

In word processing, return is pressed at the end of a paragraph, and a return code is inserted into the text at that point.
click and drag
clicking and dragging

Using a mouse to latch onto an icon or frame on the monitor screen to move it to another place on the screen.

In a frame or window, 'grab' onto the blue bar at the top of the frame to move the whole frame over.

When the screen pointer is over the item or an icon, the mouse button is clicked to grab it. Hold the button down while the object is moved "dragged") to its new place on the screen. Then the mouse button is released. The moved item will stay over in the new place while you work with another frame.
A term meaning to close a window, closing the web page, document,program, or file.
Control +Home
keyboard shortcut to move to the top of a document or web page
Alt +Tab
Keyboard shortcut to switch back and forth between two open windows on your computer screen. Ex: to go from a Word document to a web page
copy an item or object and put it into another place or into another document
A computer system in a network that is shared by multiple users. Servers come in all sizes from x86-based PCs to IBM mainframes.

Stand-alone PCs and Macs can also function as a server to other users on the network even though they serve as a single workstation to one user.

The term "server" may refer to both the hardware and software (the entire computer system) or just the software that performs the service.