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computers week 1

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activation key a combination of letters and numbers a user must enter before using software
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 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
graphic user interface (GUI) a way to manipulate a computer system by interacting with graphics instead of by typing in commands
hard disk drive the permanant storage on a computer
hardware the physical parts of a computer including the external parts
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 peripherials attatch
network a group of connected computers
operating systems 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 include 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 host computer that delivers web pages abd other applications to your browser
software a program that is not aphysical device that directs the computer to perform certain tasks
software upgrade a change in an application or new feature addded to a software program 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 devise a devise that keeps a computer's information, even when the computer is off, 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 a reliable, accurate information, checked and verified by experts
domain name the words or numbers, known as IP addresses, 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 connectivity to individuals
keyword a term or group of terms used to find information on the web
malware computer software that works as an independant program that infects a computer's files and programs after being downloaded
nettiquette informal rules of behavior for communicating on the web
new media content not traditionally delivered in digital form that is now found on line, such as music, movies, newspaper, or books
phishing the practice of using spam email to elicit a response and obtain a user's private information
rootkit a computer virus that attacks a computer's internal storage system
search engine an automated database that delivers a list of links as a response to a specific keyword request from the user
social networks an online community
trojan horse acomputer virus disguised as a normal program that infects a computer after being downloaded from an email,popup, or software
world wide web a collection of internet sites that provide text, graphics, sound, videa, and other digital content
central processing unit the main system of a computer that controls and carries out its functions
context-sensitive menus these shortcut menu choices appear as a user right-clicks on the computer screen
dialog box a window that appears during the use of a computer application
format painter a command on the home tab that provides access to document formatting styles
function key one of the 12 keys located at the top of the computer keyboard. Used to perform shortcut functions
key tips a window ribbon feature allowing a user to use the keyboard keys instead of a mouse to switch tabs or activate commands
menu a graphical collection of options that appear on your desktop so you can perform a function on your computer
microsoft access the database creation and management program in the micrrosoft office suite
microsoft excel the spreadsheet program in the microsoft office suite
microsoft office 2010 a group of computer programs created and distributed by microsoft
microsoft onenote the multiuser collaboration program in the microsoft office suite
microsoft outlook prsonal information manager and email client that is offered as a part of the microsoft office software package
microsoft powerpoint presentation software that has the ability to create presentations with graphics, sound, animations, and movie clips
microsoft publisher the desktop publishing program for microsoft office
microsoft word the word processing program of microsoft office
network drive a location on a server where networked users can access 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 a location on the desktop where files appear after you delete them. you can either retreive them or permanently delete them from here
scroll bar sliding control tools on the bottom and side of the computer window that allow you to navigate within your document
shortcut the graphical icons on your desktop for programs you access frequently or those you choose to access directly
status bar a row 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, diagnostics, and the date and time
Created by: traci.weller