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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Access Keys Keys used in combination to create actions or functions in a software package
Application software Any program that process data for the user (inventory, payroll, spreadsheet, word processor)
Close Process of quitting the open window or application
Cursor Insertion point in a document in the form of a blinking vertical line on the screen
Default The current setting or action taken by hardware or software if the user has not specified otherwise
Folder Location to save a document and organize many files
Hardware Machinery and equipment (CPU, keyboard, monitor, printer)
Input Device Hardware used to enter various types of data into a computer, such as a mouse, microphone, pen tablet
Log in The process of gaining entry into a computer or network
Maximize Make window larger
Minimize Make window smaller
Mouse Hardware used to move cursor around a document or select menus
Network A system that transmits any combination of voice, video, or data between users; includes the network operating system in the client and server machines, the cables connecting them and all supporting hardware in between
Operating system The software that runs on a computer that is responsible for file management, disks, peripherals (such as Windows)
Output device Hardware that lets the user view or hear processed data
Password Keyword used to acces information on a network, Web site, etc
Restore To refresh or bring back to original position or size
Save The process of naming and storing a file for use at a later time
Save as The process of renaming a file for use at a later time
Shortcut keys Keyboard combinations used to perform certain tasks, such as printing, saving, copying, bolding, etc
Shut-down The process of closing all applications and the operating system
Software Instructions for the computer; a series of instructions that perform a particular task is called a program
Standalone A computer that is not permanently connected to a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)
Start up The process of turning on the computer and logging into the operating system
System Software Software made up of control programs, such as the operating system and database management system (DBMS)
Taskbar An onscreen toolbar that displays th active applications
Text file A file that holds text without any formatting and can be opened in numerous applications
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