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Vocab CSS103

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Activation Key A combination of letter and numbers a user must enter before using software.
Adapter Card A card that adds additional fucntions to a computer by plugging into the motherboard.
Application Software These computer programs are designed to help users complete tasks on their computers or smartphones
Byte The basic measurement unit of computer storage and memory, equivalent to one character of text
Download The transfer of a file from the Internet to your computer
Graphical User Interface (GUI) A way to manipulate a computer system by interacting with graphics instead of by typing in commands.
Hard Disk Drive The permanent storage on a computer
Hardware The physical parts of a computer.
Input Device A device that provides information for the computer process.
Memory Card A data storage device used in digital camera and smartphones
Motherboard The large circuit board of a computer where peripherals attach.
Network A group of connected computers
Operating System The system software provided to a computer user by the computer manufacturer
Presentation Application A computer program that allows users to create a show to display for an audience with the ability to incule media
Processor The computing center of a computer where all information is processed
Random Access Memory (RAM) The temporary storage on a computer
Server The hose computer that delivers web pages and other applications to your browers
Software A program that is not a physical device that dirrects the computer to perform certain tasks
Software Upgrade A change in an application or new feature added to a software progarm that a developer releases for users to add.
Spreadsheet Application A computer program that allows a user to create worksheets with data in rows and columns to sort and manipulate as needed
Storage Device A device that keeps a computer's information until the user decides to delete the information.
Utility Program Computer software that maintains the system for maximum performance
Word Processing A computer program that allows a user to create documents with text.
Browsing The process of performing a search of online categories in order to find a website or web page
Citation A quote from a larger work
Credibility Whether or not a source provides reliable, accurate information, checked and verified by experts
Domain Name The words or numbers, known as IP addressed, that identify a website
E-Commerce The buying and selling of goods online
Home Page The first page in a group of pages on a website that describes the site's purpose and provides the navigational structure for moving through the website
Internet Service Provider (ISP) A company that sells Internet connectivitiy to individuals
Keyword A term or group of terms used to find inormation on the web
Malware Computer software that works as an independent program that infects a computer's files and programs after being downloaded from what looks like a trusted source.
Netiquete Informal rules of behavior for communicating on the web
New Media Contect not traditionally delivered in digital form that is now found online, suck as music, movies, newpapers, or books.
Phishing The practice of using spam e-mail to elicit a response and obtain a computer user's private information
Rootkit A computer virus that attacks ca computer's internal storage system
Seach Engine An automated database that delivers alist of links as a response to a specific keyword request from the user
Social Engineering The usually criminal practice of maipulating a person into provided sensitive information online
Social Networks An online community
Trojan Horse A computer virus disguised as a normal program that ifects a computer after being downloaded from an e-mail, pop-up advertisment, or downloaded software
World Wide Web A collection of Internet sites that provide text, graphic, sound, video, and orther digital content
Central Processing Unit (CPU) The main system of a computer that controls and carries out its functions
Contect-Sensitive Commands These shortcut menu choices appear as auser right-clicks on the computer screen
Dialog Box A window that appears during the use of computer application.
Format Painter A command on the Home tabe that provides access to the document formatting styles
Function Key One of the 12 keys located at the top of the keyboard.
Key Tips A Windows Ribbon feature allowing a user to use the keyboard keys instead of a mouse to switch tabs or activate commands from teh Quick Access Toolbar
Menu A graphical collection of options that appears on your desktop so you can perform a function on your computer
Microsoft Access The database creastion and management program
Microsoft Excel The spreadsheet program
Microsoft Office 2010 A suite of computer programs created and distributed by Microsoft
Microsoft OneNote The multi-user collaboration program
Microsoft Outlook E-mail
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation sofware
Microsoft Publiser Publisher program
Microsoft Word Word processing
Network Drive A location on a server where networked users can sccess shared files by mapping to the specific location where they reside
Quick Access Toolbar A group of frequently used commands on the Windows Ribbon interface.
Recycle Bin Trash
Scroll Bar Sliding control toosl on the page
Shortcut The graphical icons on your desktop for programs you access frequently or those you choose to access directly from your desktop
Status Bar Theis is rorw of information about the current application that appears at the bottom of the document window
Task Bar Appears at the bottom of the computer desktop screen and displays all running programs.
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Delete Delete and move to recycle bin
Shift+Delete Delete w/o moving to recycle bin
Ctrl+Right Arrow Move cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning ot the previous word
Ctrl+Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Shift With Arrow Key Select a block of text
Shift With Any Arrow Key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop or select text within a document
Ctrl With Any Arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+A Select All
Alt+Enter Display properties for selected items
Alt+Tab Switch between open items
Ctrl+Alt+Tab With Any Arrow Key Change the orientation of screen
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change the size of icons on the desktop
Alt+Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Ctrl+Esc Open the Start menu
Alt+Up Arrow View the folder one lexel up in Windows Explorer
Esc Cancel the current task
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open the Task manager
Ctrl+Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
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