16 terms

2010 Arkansas WPI

the position indicator on a computer display screen where a user can enter text; also known as an insertion point
Default settings
settings used unless another option is chosen
Function keys
a set of 12 "F" keys on the keyboard used as an alternative to the menu system in choosing and executing features
the physical components, or parts, of the computer
Horizontal point
provides features for setting tabs, margins, and indentions
Insertion point
the place in a document where something will be added; represented by a blinking vertical bar, also known as a cursor
Menu bar
at the top of the screen, a listing of the names of menus, each of which contains a set of commands
Network computer
a configuration of computers cabled together with one workstation designed as the file server
an input device, output device, or secondary storage device that is not part of the central processing unit (CPU)
Scroll bar
appears at the bottom and/or right side of a window to allow a user to view another part of the window
a list of step-by-step instructions telling the computer what to do
Stand-alone computer
a single, self-contained somputer not attached to a network system
Title bar
at the top of a window, contains the name of the open program, document, or folder
Tool bar
at the top or bottom of the screen, displays buttons you can click to quickly choose a command
Word processing
the use of a computer and software to produce written documents, such as letters, memos, forms, and reports
Working screen
the work area that has pull-down menus