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accessibility features
Tools that help visually and hearing impaired users use Windows more easily and efficiently. In Windows 7, the primary tools include Magnifier, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard, and High Contrast.
Administrative Tools
A set of utilities for managing advanced Windows features and diagnosing system problems.
The superuser for a windows computer.
The default theme in Windows 7. It offers a translucent “glass” design and provides a three-dimensional look.
Aero Peek
A Windows 7 feature that turns open windows transparent so a user can view the desktop through the open windows.
Aero Shake
A Windows 7 features that enables a user to quickly minimize all open windows except the active one.
Aero Snap
A Windows 7 feature that enables a user to quickly resize and arrange windows on the desktop.
application virtualization
In Windows, the process that enables computer users to install and manage legacy applications and virtual machines centrally. This capability sometimes relies on additional Microsoft technologies, including a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that runs a desktop OS within a virtual machine (VM) running on a server.
The process of checking a user’s credentials when allowing access to a system. In a domain, a server called a domain controller authenticates users at log on.
cached credentials
Credentials that are saved to the computer’s hard disk.
color depth
The number of bits that represents the color for each pixel on a computer screen. It is generally 8 bits, 16 bits, 24 bits, and 32 bits; newer systems offer only 24 or 32 bits.
Control Panel
A Windows feature that provides access to the primary tools and utilities used to manage devices, settings, and system behaviors.
desktop settings
A broad term that refers to many different settings you can configure to personalize Windows, such as the Windows theme, the desktop background, mouse clicks and pointer speeds, gadgets, shortcuts, and more.
display settings
Options in Windows that enable users to modify how text and graphics appear on screen, in addition to connecting an external monitor, a projector, and so on.
Ease of Access Center
A feature in Windows that enables users to configure accessibility options; also provides access to the speech recognition feature.
elevated permissions
In Windows, generally refer to administrative-level permissions.
font size
The size of a font. Screen or display fonts are usually measured in dots per inch (dpi).
A small, single-purpose application that can be installed on the Windows 7 desktop.
Guest account
A Windows account with few permissions and no password that allows a user to use a computer without requiring a unique user account.
guest operating system (guest OS)
In a virtualized environment, the operating system in which a virtualized client runs as a VM.
Jump List
In Windows 7, a thumbnail preview of an open program, or of the documents open in the program, that appears after clicking its icon on the taskbar.
live preview
In Windows 7, a preview of an open window, which may be a Web page, video, or other type of program, that appears when a user hovers the mouse pointer over a taskbar icon.
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (Med-V or MED-V)
The part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) that delivers legacy applications to Windows 7 users in the form of Windows-XP based virtual machines
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins
A utility provided by Microsoft or a third party that’s accessible through the MMC.
Rules applied to users and groups to limit actions they can take on shared resources, such as files, folders, drives, network shares, and even printers.
To attach program shortcuts to the Windows 7 taskbar. This provides quick access to frequently used programs.
Quick Start definitions
Settings that pre-define Med-V virtual machines.
In regards to screen images, the number of pixels that create an image. It has a horizontal value and a vertical value, such as 1200 x 768 or 1600 x 900.
An icon or link that gives you quick access to an original resource.
Standard user
A type of Windows 7 account that is used for day-to-day work.
user account
A collection of information that defines the actions that can be taken on a computer and which files and folders can be accessed (rights, policies, and permissions).
User Account Control (UAC)
A Windows feature, first introduced in Windows Vista, that constantly monitors activity on a computer and notifies the user when changes are about to be made that affect the computer’s security or that affect other user accounts on the computer.
user profiles
Settings that describe the Windows configuration for a specific user. It contains the settings and configuration options specific to the user, such as installed applications, theme, desktop background, screen saver, and so on.
A technology that creates an abstract version of a complete operating environment, including a processor, memory, storage, network links, a display, and so forth, entirely in software.
virtual computer
A completely isolated guest operating system that runs within a normal host operating system.
virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
A desktop operating system running within a virtual machine (VM) running on a server.
virtualized client
A virtual machine that’s set up specifically to run some kind of application that typically runs in an older version of Windows (such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP).
Windows XP Mode
A virtual machine that Microsoft makes available as an extension to Windows Virtual PC. With this installed in Windows 7, users can run applications inside the virtual machine that won’t work on Windows 7.