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CAI Unit 1

CAI Unit 1 - End of Course Prep

Access Keys Shortcut keys; keys used in combination to create actions or functions in a software package (nonbreaking spaces, dash)
Application Software Any program that processes data for the user(carry out tasks such as word processing, sending e-mail, balancing a budget, creating presentations, editing photos, taking an online course, and playing games).
Close The process of quitting the open window or applicaiton.
Cursor The 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 The location to save a document and organize many files.
Hardware Marchinery and equipment (CPU, keyboard, monitor, printer)
Input Device Hardware used to enter various types of data into a computer, such as a mouse, keyboard, microphone, pen tablet, etc.
Log In The process of gaining entry into a computer or network
Maximize Make a window larger
Minimize Make window smaller; shrink to an icon on the taskbar
Mouse Hardware used to move a cursor around a document or select menus.
Network A system that transmits any combination of voice, video, or data between users; includes network operating system in client and server machines, connecting cables, & all supporting hardware in between (bridges, routers and switches, antennas and towers).
Operating System The software that runs on a computer that is responsible for file management, disks, peripherals, and the general operation of the computer system (such as Windows, Mac OS).
Output Device Hardware that lets the user view or hear processed data.
Password Keyword used to access 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 that already exists.
Shortcut Keys Keyboard combinations used to perform certain tasks, such as printing, saving, copying, bolding, etc.
Shut-down The process of closing all application 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 the active applications (tasks); clicking on the taskbar button restores the application to its previous appearance.
Text File A file that holds text without any formatting and can be opened in numerous applications.
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