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IC3 Unit 1 Ch 5 & 6

a bar typically at the bottom of the screen that consists of the Start button, buttons or icons representing open programs, and other buttons or icons that activate programs taskbar
a bar, usually just under a menu bar, that contains command options toolbar
a box in a scroll bar that can be used to drag a work area horizontally or vertically; it also provides a visual indication of the current location in the work area scroll box
a collection of items, such as files and folders, assembled from various locations Library
a combination of keys that performs a command as an alternative to using the ribbon or menu keyboard shortcut
a file that can be opened and read but cannot be edited read-only
a graphic representation of a program or object that, when clicked, will execute an action icon
a mode in Windows that allows users to leave a computer for a short period of time without logging off and to return to her own personal settings Lock mode
a mode of greatly reduced energy consumption that allows for quick resumption of computer use because power is still supplied to RAM when in this mode Sleep mode
a pane that opens on the side of a window and is used to display commonly used tools or navigation commands task pane
a storage area for files that have been deleted from the hard drive Recycle Bin
a Windows energy-saving mode that writes the status of files and programs to the hard drive and turns off the power provided to RAM; files and programs are returned to the previous state of use when the computer is revived Hibernate
allows navigation to a folder in the Computer window after pressing the back button Forward button
Allows navigation to a folder previously opened in the Computer window. Back button
an icon that displays a small representation of a file thumbnails
area on left side of a folder window that enables a user to view the folder structure in a vertical list. Example Navigation pane
descriptive names that define the category of data in a column column headings
Displays current location in a folder structure as a series of links separated by arrows. address bar
Displays the contents of the folder selected in the Navigation pane —the active folder file list
Displays the most common properties associated with a selected file. details pane
dynamic program such as a currency converter, a calendar, or a clock that can be attached to the Windows Sidebar gadget
in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, the area containing groups of commands and command buttons ribbon
list of the most commonly used folders in the Computer window Favorites list
name of Microsoft Corporation’s operating system that uses a graphical user interface (GUI) Windows
option on the Start menu that displays menus of installed programs All Programs
process of resizing a window to a previous state that is not maximized or minimized, or the button on the title bar of a window that resizes a window to a previous state that is not maximized or minimized restore down
program within Windows that displays files and folders on a computer Windows Explorer
rectangular area of the screen used by an application program to work with files or interact with the user window
right side of the Windows taskbar with icons that indicate currently running programs notification area
shortcut to the Computer window; allows access to the drives, files, and folders on the computer Computer icon
similar to a single-click, but the mouse button is pressed twice or a touchpad is tapped twice in rapid succession double-click
similar to a window but used for a specific purpose and requires action by the user dialog box
similar to double-clicking except you click the mouse button or touchpad is tapped three times triple-click
slider that positions the display of content within a window scroll bar
switching from one user’s personal settings to another user’s personal settings on a computer; may require the second user’s password switch users
the bar at the bottom of a window that gives additional information about the window Status bar
the bar at the top of a window that often contains the name of the application and document, along with the Minimize, Maximize/Restore Down, and Close buttons title bar
the basic screen from which Windows and applications are run; program icons, taskbar, Start button, Windows Sidebar, and a mouse pointer may all appear on the desktop desktop
the process of hiding a window by placing an icon on the taskbar or; the button on the title bar of a window that hides a window and places an icon on the taskbar but does not close the application or file minimize
the process of increasing the size of a window to fill the screen, or the button on the title bar of a window that increases the size of the window to fill the screen maximize
the process of pressing a mouse button or touch pad to execute a command click
the process of signing out of the operating system as a user which closes personal settings and requires the user to log on again before using the computer log off
using the mouse to move an object to a new location, resize windows, or move selected text drag
a compressed file that contains a copy of the software installed on a computer, often used to duplicate an installation among computers clone
a Google operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; combined with specific processors it is a platform Android
a language used to store files as simple text with information about how an application should interpret the text, making it possible to view files on any platform Extensible Markup Language (XML)
a location, separate from the primary location of a computer, where copies of important files and backup copies of computer files are stored; usually stored on servers which may be accessed using the Internet offsite
a Microsoft smartphone operation system Windows Phone
a mode of booting a computer that loads the fewest drivers and utility programs possible and assists with troubleshooting computer problems Safe Mode
a program providing a specific function such as word processing, spreadsheet creation, or photo editing that uses the programs in the operating system application program
a representation of the state of your computer’s system files at a particular point in time restore point
a software program that determines how the processor interacts with the user and system components operating system
a type of user account on a PC that allows the user to create and manage other users and make significant changes to the computer such as adding and deleting software administrator
a visual program interface that includes screen elements such as dialog boxes, windows, toolbars, icons, and menus that the user controls with a mouse or keyboard Graphical User Interface (GUI)
a way of interacting with the operating system using the keyboard by typing commands command-line interface (CLI)
a Windows operating system command that allows a program to be displayed in the upper part of the Start menu pin
an operating system that is compact, efficient, and often single-purpose used in computer appliances and special-purpose applications such as cars, ATM machines, or computer routers embedded operating system
circuits on the motherboard that keep time; is battery-powered when the computer is unplugged system clock
computer corporation also known as Big Blue that popularized personal computers in traditional businesses and was the first to use the DOS operating system created by Microsoft International Business Machines (IBM)
early DOS file-naming convention that required eight or fewer characters with no spaces followed by a period and an extension of no more than three characters to identify the file type 8.3 convention
early operating system for personal computers that supported a command-line interface only Disk Operating System (DOS)
groups of options that set default values for the Windows operating system Control Panel
one copy of a file that might exist several times—once as an original document, as an edited document, with different file names, or stored in multiple locations version
operating system used by Apple Corporation products including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch iOS
programs stored in the memory of a device such as a printer or digital camera that control their operation firmware
the process of reinstating a set of operating system settings that previously worked in order to solve computer problems system restore
three or four letters after the period in a filename that identifies the file type file extension
used as a symbol in flow charts to indicate the Internet; it refers to applications, files, and services accessed from an offsite location using an Internet connection cloud
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