The computer equipment such as the tower (case), monitor, mouse and keyboard
The instructions for the hardware - applications and operating systems.
Task oriented pieces of software such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Software that controls the computer.
The first thing you will see after logging on.
Three elements of the desktop
1. background 2. Icons 3. taskbar
Horizontal bar at the top of every window. Contains the control icon, sizing buttons and the name of the document or site.
Located across the bottom of the desktop.
Located on the left side of the taskbar. Used to navigate through software.
Used to access context sensitive menus. Keyboard Shortcut is F10.
When you access and use more than one application at one time.
Located in the lower right corner of the taskbar. Consisting of icons that control time, volume, printing etc.
Storage area for deleted files that can be still be restored.
Gives access to the network.
Explains the available command options for you to review or change before executing a command.
Any on screen text displayed in a rectangular box when the user points the mouse at an object.
The currently operational object or screen region.
An up pointing arrow that indicates more icons are available.
Windows Logo +E
Windows Logo + D
Windows Logo + M
Minimizes current window
Windows Logo and +
Windows Logo + Tab
Cycles through all open widnows
Window Logo + L Arrow or R Arrow
Activates snap - splits your screen for up to 4 windows.
Alt + Tab
Cycles between open windows
Launches the start button.
Control + P
Control + N
Creates a new document
Control + O
Opens an existing document
Control + S
Opens the Save As dialog box
Control + W
Closes the active document.
Control + A
Control + C
Copies selected text or objects.
Control + X
Moves or cuts selected text or objects.
Control + V
Pastes copied or cut text.
Control + Z
Control + Y
Redo last action
Control + B
Control + U
Cancels current task
Control + roller on the mouse
Alt + Spacebar
Opens the control icon
Grab the title bar with the mouse and shake the active window - all other open windows will minimize.