Create an account
A set of instructions that a computer uses to accomplish a task, such as a word processing, accounting, or data management; also referred to as an aplication
A computer program that manages all the other programs on your computer, stores files in an organized manner, and coordinates the use of the computer hardware such as the keyboard and mouse
A collection of information that is stored on a computer under a single name, for example a text document, a picture, or a program
The area that serves as a surface for your work, like the top of an actual desk, and which is the main screen area that you see after you turn on your computer
The screen area that contains the Start button, optional program buttons, and buttons for all open programs; by default it is located at the bottom of the desktop, but you can move it
A window from which you can customize the look and functionality of your computer, add or remove programs, set up networks, and manage user accounts
A portable device on which you can store files, such as a USB flash drive, a memory card, or an external hard drive
Removal storage device
An area of storage that is formatted with a file system compatible with your operating system and is identified by a drive letter
Displays the contents of the current folder, library, or device, and contains helpful parts so that you can navigate
The area on the left side of a folder window, which displays favorites, libraries, and an expandable list of drives and folders
The area that displays your current location in the folder structure as a series of links separated by arrows is the
A program included with Windows 7 with which you can capture an image of all or part of a computer screen, and then annotate, save, copy, or share the image via e-mail is
The system by which you interact with your computer and which uses graphics such as an image of a file folder or wastebasket that you click to activate the item represented is a graphical
Turning off your computer in a manner that closes all open programs and files, closes your network connection, stops the hard disk, and discontinues the use of electrical power is called
The user account type that lets you make changes that will affect other users of the computer and permits the most control over the computer is the
A folder for each user account labeled with the account holder's name, and which displays at the top of the Start menu and contains subfolders such as Documents, is the
The program within Windows 7 that displays the contents of libraries, folders, and files on your computer,and which also enables you to preform tasks related to your files and folders such as copying, moving, and renaming is
When this button on the title bar is clicked, the open window is placed on the task bar for later use
When this button on the title bar is clicked, the window no longer is full screen but remains visible on the desktop
When this button on the title bar is clicked, the window is no longer visible and must be reopened to use
This toolbar when maximized to full screen contains a title and minimize, restore down and close buttons
This toolbar houses a list of commands that are grouped together by categories and is located toward the top of a program window
This toolbar when shown is located toward the bottom of a program window and provides information on the current status of the program window being viewed
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