application that is currently running and able to work in.
Application Icon: The
picture (icon) that represents the application.
Example: Microsoft word’s application icon looks like:
A file in its original format that is sent by attaching it to an email.
The main area or front screen “picture” on the computer.
All applications run in front of this area.
To look through files and directories in Windows or to look for items on
piece of software on a computer that allows you to view the information of
the World Wide Web (www). For example: Netscape Navigator or
When the windows are arranged overlapping each other with out covering the
whole screen or application.
menu: A menu that opens
down from clicking it on another menu.
Compact Disk-Read Only Memory. An example is the compact disk you are
using now that contains the Microsoft office learning software.
Images that are available to put into other programs on your computer.
The term for the screen background on the computer
Similar to a CD-Rom, this square shaped device is used to save material
that can be accessed on another computer after the original one is off.
space to insert the Disk that loads the information you have saved on
A data file: anything you create with an application, including
information you type, edit, view, or save.
An aspect of the Internet addressing method that explains to what type of
computer server a web page belongs. For example: .gov, .net, .com.
Clicking a mouse button twice quickly.
A method in which specific
information is transferred from a remote computer to a personal computer.
For example, "downloading" programs, games, or
attachments from the Internet.
Letter: The letter
assigned to a drive on a computer - for example, C Drive.
The C drive is usually the one on the computer (hard drive)
and A drive can be used for the disk drive.
A mail system that travels
through the Internet to other Internet accessible computers at no cost.
This can be available by using web pages such as Hotmail and Yahoo, or
with email applications such as Microsoft Outlook.
A program or document that can be saved onto the hard drive or to a disk.
Disk: A plastic disk that
is used to save information and put into the disk drive.
They are usually 3.5 inches wide.
A place on the computer to store different files together or separate from
Computer machinery such as the screen, CPU, and printer.
A simple picture used to represent a program or file.
system of interconnected computers around the world that store information
available to anyone with a connection.
word search: Conducting a
search with words that are related to the desired information and in a
specific search field. This can be done on a particular web site or
on search engines.
A screen image displaying a series of options from which the user can
The small device with a ball on the bottom used by your hand to navigate
the arrows on the computer screen and to “click” on applications.
File: A file that starts
an application or program.
To move through text or graphics (up, down, left, or right) to see parts
of the file or list that cannot fit on the screen.
Engine: An online system that
searches databases for whatever is typed into the search field or box.
It will then bring up a list of pages and links which includes the
requested item(s). For example: Google, MSN Search, HotBot.
A computer that stores Internet
information and connects personal computers to web sites.
A secondary menu that appears while dragging and holding over an item in a
The opposite of download:
transferring information from a personal computer to a remote
(uniform resource locator): The
location of a website, also known as the address, that can be accessed by
typing into the address bar of a browser and pushing "Enter."
page: A file that is accessible
and viewed on the Internet.
site: Interrelated pages which
are all connected to each other on the Internet. It can represent
works of a person, a group, or a company. Often it contains links to
other related web sites.
that has the tools to create and edit text.
www: This stands for the World Wide Web system.
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