Macintosh Computer Terminology
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Select all items or text in an active window
Open a file
Quit the active application
Save the current file or document
Copy the current selection to the clipboard
Paste clipboard contents at current cursor position
Close active window
Cut the current selection, delete it from current window and place on clipboard
Undo the last change
Open a new folder
Duplicate a selected item
Close all open windows
Make a copy of the item instead of moving it. You will have 2 identical items
Force quit a program when frozen
Includes everything you see on the screen (when programs are not open yet).
Red corner button
Yellow corner button
Green corner button
plug-in or attach to computer (mouse, keyboard, scanner)
Small picture representing a program, file, or folder that can be opened by double-clicking it.
Area of screen that is like a background; behind/underneath everything.
What Microsoft Program is Apple Pages similar to?
menu that appears when you click on the menu bar
right-click (if no second button, hold control and left click)
What is the purpose of the Launchpad?
To search things.
aka key combination, shortcut key
group of keys pressed instead of clicking in the menu (saves time)
1 modifier and at least one other key
volume appears on desktop and is ready for use
windows can be viewed as
icons - simple, can see what's there, large icon, least info
list - more info, can sort list, alphabetically, date
columns - shows path
cover flow - combo of icon and list, large icon
system wide shut down
program shuts down or stops working
the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen that searches your computer for things you need
The rocket icon that you can use to find applications quickly if Spotlight search is not working
physical components of your computer system ie: monitor, CPU, printer
programs you add to your system for the functions you need/ use
hardware that is not essential to the system; to the side ie: printer, scanner, webcam
the platform on which your system runs and provides your interface ie: Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, etc.
the main screen prior to open applications where you often keep working files
located at the top of your screen provides functions and actions to choose from
the bar located at the bottom of your screen that provides frequently used aps, trash, finder, and other common destination shortcuts
the bar that offers tools from which to choose for your application's functions. A black triangle indicates more options for the tool
located at the top left of your screen, this offers basic functions like system info, file info, shut down options and logout
This icon provides a place to discard unwanted files and eject removable media or logout of the server.
JPG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF etc. Different files offer various benefits depending on your end use.
dependent on dimensions, resolution,and file type,
Dots per inch; the # of dots per square inch in an image; resolution
JPG files lose information when compressed; do not maintain quality
files based on points/coordinates; lines stay smooth despite scale; good for graphics/logos ie: Adobe Illustrator
files based on pixels of color; lose quality when enlarged; good for continuous tone/photos ie: Adobe Photoshop
Random Access Memory - permanent memory for your system
storage media such as flash drive or CD; generally portable
way to select something
position mouse and push and hold
position mouse press button and move mouse
menu that comes out of the pull down menu indicated by a right facing arrow
menu that pops up when you see the up AND down arrow or just the down arrow
a group of keys you can press and a command will happen instead of having to go to the menu, designed to save you time. Usually one modify key and an additional key
files created by the software
in hard drive and system folder they tell the computer how to function
has their own icon, always will pop up on the desktop.
getting information from a volume (such as receiving over the network)
putting information on a volume (such as submitting over the network)