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Computer vocab

Activation Key combination of numbers and letters a user must enter before using software
Adapter Card card that adds functions to a computer by plugging into the motherboard
Application Software computer programs designed to help users complete tasks
Byte basic unit of measurement for computer memory
Download transfer of a file from the internet to your computer
Graphical user interface way to manipulate a computer system by interacting with graphics
Hard disk drive permanent storage on a computer
Hardware physical parts of a computer
input device device that provides info for the comuputer to process
memory card data storage device used in digital cameras and smartphones
motherboard large circuit board of a computer where peripherals attach
network group of connected computers
operating system system software provided to a computer user by the manufacturer
presentation application program that allows users to create a show to display for an audience
processor computing center of a computer where all info is processed
random access memory temporary storage on a computer
server host computer that delivers web pages and other qapps to your browser
software program that is not a physical device that directs the computer to perform tasks
software upgrade new content for a software program that developers release for users to add
spreadsheet application program allowing users to create worksheets with data in rows and columns
storage device device that keeps a computers information until users decide to delete it
utility program software that maintains the system for maximum performance
word processing program allowing user to create text documents
browsing process of performing a search of online categories to find a website
citation quote from a larger work
credibility whether or not a source provided reliable accurate info
domain name words or numbers that identify a website (IP address)
e-commerce buying and selling of goods online
home page first page in a group of webpages that describes the purpose of the site
internet service provider compnay that sells internet access to individuals
keyword term or group of terms used to find info on the web
malware software that works independently to infect a computers files and programs
netiquette informal rules of behavior for communication on the web
new media content not traditionally delivered in digital form thats now found online
phishing using spam email to elicit a response and obtaining user private data
rootkit virus that attacks a computers internal storage system
search engine automated database that delivers a list of links in response to a search queary
social engineering criminal practice of manipulating a person into providing sensitive info online
social networks online community
trojan horse virus disguised as a normal program that infeects a computer after download
world wide web collection of internet sites that provide text graphics sound video and other digital content
central processing unit main system of a computer that controls and carries out functions
context-sensitive menus right click on a computer screen
dialog box window that appears during use of an applicaton
format painter command on the home tab that provides access to document formatting styles
function key one of the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard
key tips allows user to use keyboard commands instead of the mouse
menu graphical collection of options that appears on your desktop
microsoft access database creation and management program
microsoft excel spreadsheet program
microsoft office suite of computer programs that includes word and other office software
microsoft onenote multiuser collaboration program
microsoft outlook personal info manager and email client
microsoft power point presentation software
microsoft publisher desktop publishing program
microsoft word word processing program
network drive location on a server where users can access shared files by mapping their location
quick access toolbar group of frequently used commands
recycle bin icon on desktop where files go when you delete them
scroll bar sliding control bars that allow you to navigate within a document
shortcut icons on desktop for programs frequently accessed
status bar info about current application that appears in window at bottom of document
task bar located at bottom of desktop and displays all running programs frequently used programs and date and time
ctrl+c copy
ctrl+v paste
ctrl+x cut
ctrl+z undo
ctrl+y redo
delete delete selected item
ctrl+right arrow move cursor to beginning of next word
ctrl+left arrow move cursor to beginning of previous word
ctrl+down arrow move cursor to beginning of next paragraph
ctrl+a select all items in a document window
Alt+Tab switch between open items
Alt+Esc cycle through items in the order they were opened
Ctrl+Esc open the start menu
Esc cancle the current task
ctrl+shift switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
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