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Computers

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Activation key Combination of letters and numbers a user must enter before using software. These access codes serve as an intellectual property protection for the software developer, granting a license to the user and preventing multiple down loads.
Adapter card A card that adds additional functions to a computer by plugging into the motherboard.
Application software These computer programs are designed to help user’s complete tasks on their computers or smartphone.
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 computers
Hardware The physical parts of a computer
Input device A device that provides information for the computer to process.
Memory card A data storage device used in digital cameras and smartphones.
Motherboard The large circuit board of a computer where peripherals attached.
Network A group of connected computers.
Operating system The system software provided to a computer user by the computer manufactures. Popular operating systems include Microsoft Windows and the Apple Macintosh’s OS.
Presentation application A computer program that allows users ti create a show to display for an audience with the ability to include media.
Processor The computing center of a computer where all information is stored.
Random Access Memory (RAM) The temporary storage of your computer
Server The host computer tht delivers web pages and other applications to your browser
Software A program that is not a physical device tht directs the computer to perform certain tasks.
Software upgrade A change in a n application or new feature added to a software program that a developer releases usually on the internet
Spreadsheet application A computer program that allows a user to create worksheets with data in rows and columns to sort
Storage device device that keeps a computer's information, even the machine is off, untill the user desides to delete the info
Utility program Software that maintains the systens max performance
Word processing program that allows the user to create documents with text
Browsing process of performing a search of online catagories
Citation qute from a large piece of work
Credibility whethr or not a soure provides reliable and accurate info, checked and varified by experts
Domain name words/# known as the IP address that identifies a website
e-commerce buying and selling of goods on line
Home page first page in a group of pages on a website that bescribes the site's purpose on navigational structure
Internet Service Provider (ISP) Company that sells Internet connection
Keyword term or group of terms used to find info on the web
Malware computer software that works as an independent program that infects a computers files and programa after being down
Netiquette
New media
Phishing
Rootkit
Search engine
Social engineering
Input device A device that provides information for the computer to process.
Memory card A data storage device used in digital cameras and smartphones.
Motherboard The large circuit board of a computer where peripherals attached.
Network A group of connected computers.
Operating system The system software provided to a computer user by the computer manufactures. Popular operating systems include Microsoft Windows and the Apple Macintosh’s OS.
Presentation application A computer program that allows users ti create a show to display for an audience with the ability to include media.
Processor The computing center of a computer where all information is stored.
Random Access Memory (RAM) The temporary storage of your computer
Server The host computer tht delivers web pages and other applications to your browser
Software A program that is not a physical device tht directs the computer to perform certain tasks.
Software upgrade A change in a n application or new feature added to a software program that a developer releases usually on the internet
Spreadsheet application A computer program that allows a user to create worksheets with data in rows and columns to sort
Storage device device that keeps a computer's information, even the machine is off, untill the user desides to delete the info
Utility program Software that maintains the systens max performance
Word processing program that allows the user to create documents with text
Browsing process of performing a search of online catagories
Citation qute from a large piece of work
Credibility whethr or not a soure provides reliable and accurate info, checked and varified by experts
Domain name words/# known as the IP address that identifies a website
e-commerce buying and selling of goods on line
Home page first page in a group of pages on a website that bescribes the site's purpose on navigational structure
Internet Service Provider (ISP) Company that sells Internet connection
Keyword term or group of terms used to find info on the web
Malware computer software that works as an independent program that infects a computers files and program after being downloaded from the looks like a trusted source.
Netiquette Informal rules of behavior when using the web
New media Connect not traditionally elivered in digital form that is now found online, such as music and movies
Phishing The practice of using spam e-mail to elict a respondse and obtain a computer user's private information
Rootkit computer virus that attacks a computer's internal storage system
Search engine automated database that delivers a list of links as a specific keyord request from the user
Social engineering usually criminal practice of manipulating a person into providing sensitive information online
Social networks online community
Trojan horse computer virus disquised as a normal program that infects a computer after being downloaded
World Wide Web collection of internet sites tht provide texts
Central processing unit main system of a computer that controlls and carries out its function
Context-sensitive menus the shortcut menu choices appear as a user right clicks on the computer screen
Dialog box a window that appears during tht use of and computer application
Format painter command on the home tab that provides access to document formatting styles
Function key 1 of the 12 keys located at the top to the computer keyboard, labled F1-f12
Key tips Windows Ribbon feature allowing a user to use the keyboard keys instead of a mouse to switch tabs from Quick Access Toolbar
Menu graphical collection to options that appears on your desk yop so you can perform a function on your computer
Microsoft Access The database creation and management program in the Microsft O ffice suite
Microsoft Excel The spreadsheet program in the Microsoft Office suite
Microsoft Office 2010 computer program created and distributed by Microsoft that includes word proccessing spreadsheet etc
Microsoft OneNote Multiuser collaboration program in the Microsoft Office suite
Microsoft Outlook Personal information manager and e-mail client that is offered as a part of Microsoft Office software package
Microsoft PowerPoint Software that provides the user to create professional looking presentaion with graphica,sound and animation
Microsoft Publisher publishing program in Microsoft
Microsoft Word word processing program in Microsoft
Network drive location on a server where network users can access shared files by mapping to specific location where they reside
Quick Access Toolbar Group of frequently used commands on the Windows Ribbon interface.
Ctrl + C copy the selected item
ctrl+ x cut the selected item
ctrl+ v print the selected item
ctrl+ z ondo the last action
ctrl+ y redo the last action
shift + delete delet the selected item without moving to the recycle bin
ctrl+ right arrow move the cursor to the begining of the nest word
ctrl+ left arrow move the cursor to the begining of the previous word
ctrl+ down arrow move the cursor to the begining of the next paragraph
ctrl+ up arrow move the cursor to the begining of the previous paragraph
ctrl+ shift select an block of text
shift select more than one item in a window or on the desktop or select text within a document
ctrl select multiple individuals items in a window or on the desktop
ctrl+ A select all items in a document or window
Alt+ Enter Display properties for the selected item
Alt+spacebar open the shortcut menu
Alt+ Tab Switch between open items
Ctrl+ Alt+ Tab Use the arrow keys eo switch between the open items
Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel changes size of the icons on the desktop
Alt+ esc cycle through items in the order in which the order they were opened
Alt+up arrow view the folder one level up in the Windows explorer
Ctrl+Esc Open the start menu
Esc. cancel the current task
Ctrl+ Shft+ Esc Open the tsk manager
Ctrl+ Shift Switch the layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
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