graphical user interface (GUI)
uses graphics or pictures to represent commands and actions and lets you see document formatting on the screen as it will look when printed on paper.
the working area of the windows 7 screen, consisting of program icons, a taskbar, gadgets (optional), and a start button.
small dynamic programs that run on the desktop, such as a clock, a stock market ticker, or a weather forecast
a graphic representation of an object that you can select and open, such as a drive, a disk, a folder, a document, or a program
the button on the left side of the taskbar that is used to start programs, change system settings, find windows help, search for programs or documents, or shut down the computer
displays the start button and icons for any open programs. the taskbar also displays shortcut buttons for other programs
a small box, activated by pointing to a button or other screen object, that displays the name of or further info about the screen element
the area at the top of a window that includes the minimize, maximize, and close buttons. the title bar also often contains the name of the program and the name of the open document.
a picture or animation that displays on your screen after a preset period of computer inactivity
a box that asks you to make a decision about an individual object or topic. the ribbons screen saver is selected, and a preview displays near the top of the dialog box. the default length of inactivity to trigger the screen saver is 1 minuite
gives you acess to all of the programs on your computer, and also enables you to change the way windows operates, to access and ocnfigure your network, and to get help and support when it is needed.
a second level menu; the arrow indicates that more items can be found related to the menu command.
you can use to capture a screen shot, or snip, of the entire screen or of any object on your screen, and then make notes on, save, or share the image. you will use this tool throughout this chapter.
enlarges the window to occupy the entire screen, and you can restore a window, which reduces the window to the size it was before being maximized.
reduces the window to a button on the taskbar, removing it from the screen entirely without actually closing it.
displays within the vertical and horizontal scroll bars and provides a visual indication of your location within the info displayes. it can be used with the mouse to reposition the info on the screen
to save info so it is not lost when you turn of computer u must save it on a file.can be stored directly on a drive but more commonly are stored in a folder on the drive
a container for programs and files, represented on the screen by a picture of a common paper file folder.
reducing the file size of one or more files into a single file that uses a zip file extension.
a program used to create and manage folders, and to copy, move, sort, and delete files
explore within the organizing structure of windows to create, save, and find your files and folders by using the windows explorer program.
displays the contents of the current folder, library, or device, and contains helpful parts so that you can navigate within windows.
set of instructions used by a computer to perform a task, such as word processing or accounting
microsoft office 2010
includes programs, servers, and services or individuals, small organizations, and large enterprises.
displays microsoft office backstge view, which is a centralized space for all of you file management tasks such as opening, saving, printing, bublishing, or sharing a file-all the things you can do with a file
dispalys a group of task oriented tabs that contain the commands, styles, and resources you need to work in an office 2010 program.
any combination of two or more keyboard keys, used to perform a task that would otherwise require a mouse
a small toolbar containing frequently used formatting commands that displays as a result of selecting text or objects
to highlight by dragging with your mouse areas of text or data or graphics, so that the selection can be edited, formatted, copied, or moved
an office feature that displays a list of potential results instead of just the command name
the commands save,save as, open, and close that display at the top of the navigation pane in backstage view
common dialog boxes
the set of dialog boxes that include open, save, and save as, which are provided by the windows programming interface, and which display and operate all of the office programs in the same manner.
quick access toolbar
in an office program, the small row of buttons in the upper left corner of the screen from which you can perform frequently used commands
on the office ribbon, the stes of related commands that you might need for a specific type of task
a window within a microsoft office application in which you can enter options for completing a command
the letter that displays on a command in the ribbon and that indicated the key you can press to activate the command when keyboard control of the ribbon is activated.
When computers are connected together in a network, servers are computers that manage network resources through administrative software.
Houses internal components
Provides connection sites for peripheral devices
Peripheral devices provide input and output
Output Devices: displays information after data has been processed in a useful format.
Speakers and multimedia projectors
central processing unit
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The brain of the computer that executes programs and manipulates data
Two main parts:
Arithmetic logic unit
Measured in bytes
megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), terabytes (TR)
ROM: permanent and nonvolatile
RAM: temporary and volatile
a predifined format that can be applied to the entire database or to individual objects in the database.
or a set of unified design elements that provides a look for your presentation by applying colors, fonts, and effects
the action of placing text or objects that have been copied or moved from one location to another location
a centralized space for file management tasks; for ex, opening, saving, printing, publishing, or sharing a file. a navigation pane displays along the left side with tabs that group file related tasks together
the process of etablishing the overall appearance of text, graphics, and pages in an office file-for ex, in a word document