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CTI Lesson 7 Vocab

Vocabulary Terms and Definitions for CT Intro Lesson7.

Active window The window currently in use. The title bar of the active window is always darker (or displayed in a different color) to distinguish it from other open windows that may be visible in a tiled or cascaded screen.
Address Bar The space in some application windows that displays the name of the open folder or object.
Clicking Pressing and releasing the left (primary) mouse button.
Command buttons Rectangular buttons in a dialog box that execute an instruction. An ellipsis following a command button name (i.e. Browse…) indicates that another dialog box will appear if this command is chosen.
Commands Instructions to perform an operation or execute a program. In Windows, commands can be issued by making menu selections, clicking on a toolbar button, or clicking on a command button in a dialog box.
Default In any given set of choices, the choice that is preselected, the selection that is in effect when you open a program, or the settings established during the installation process.
Dialog box An information-exchange window in which the user selects options, sets defaults, chooses items from lists, or otherwise provides information Windows needs before it can execute a command.
Double-click To point to an object and then quickly press and release the primary mouse button twice.
Dragging Placing the mouse pointer on an object and then pressing and holding down the primary mouse button while moving the object on the desktop.
Linking Feature that allows data to be transferred among programs and updated automatically.
Log off To exit the account you are using, but keep the computer on for you or another user to log on at a later time.
Log on To access a computer system by identifying yourself and, if prompted, entering a password.
Mouse buttons Special buttons placed on the mouse that, when pressed, perform various tasks, such as starting applications and moving elements around the screen.
Option buttons Allow you to choose one option from a group of options; also called radio buttons.
Radio buttons Allow you to choose one option from a group of options; also called option buttons.
Right-clicking To quickly press and release the shortcut menu button (usually the right button).
Select (highlight) To point to an object and then press and release the primary mouse button.
Shortcut keys A combination of two or more keystrokes that, when pressed, carries out a specific action or function.
Shortcut menu A list of the command options most commonly performed from the current window display.
Shortcut menu button The secondary mouse button, usually the right button.
Standard desktop The screen you see immediately after logging on to Windows XP.
Standard toolbar The bar usually near the top of a window that contains buttons that instantly execute commands or access various functions.
Start button A button on the taskbar that, when clicked, opens the Start menu.
Status bar A message or information area, usually located at the bottom of a window, that displays specific details about the currently selected object or the task being performed.
Submenu A menu within another menu. A submenu is indicated when there is a right-pointing arrow next to a menu option.
Created by: MsCHall