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Keyboarding Vocab 1

arrow keys the keys on computer keyboard used to move the cursor up, down, left, or right on your screen
button bar a horizontal strip of buttons near the top of a window. It provides shortcuts for commonly used commands; also known as a toolbar
buttons small clickable boxes that help you to accomplish a task; most buttons contain small pictures (icons) that display what they do (i.e. a printer icon to print).
click to briefly tap the mouse button
convert to change a file from one file type to another
computer system a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
computing the use or operation of computers
communication the means of sending or receiving information
computer theory the science of how computers work
copy to duplicate a block of text or a graphic and place it in the “clipboard” area of memory
cursor an on-screen marker that shows where keystrokes will appear
cut to remove text or graphics from a document and place it on the clipboard
collaborate to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
copyright law the law that protects the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something
control key (CTRL) a key used to access commands through the keyboard rather than the menus; CTRL commands are commonly shortcuts
control panel a window you can open to adjust various aspects of your computer, such as the volume, fonts, desktop background, mouse speed, and clock
data information stored in the computer as numbers, letters, and special symbols
digital information information stored in binary format that a computer can understand
double-click mouse to tap the mouse button twice in quick succession without moving the mouse
download to copy a file from a remote computer “down” to your computer via a network or phone lines; contrast with upload
drag mouse to move the pointer while the mouse button is held down
drawing tools the tools used to create lines, circles, rectangles, etc.
desktop the background on the windows, menus, and dialog boxes on a PC; it is supposed to represent a desk
delete a key used to erase characters
digital characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology