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Windows Operating Fundamentals (98-349): Ch.3 Understanding Native Applications, Tools, Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance
Chapter 3: Understanding Native Applications, Tools Mobility, and Remote Management and Assistance
Terms in this set (26)
Blocks ActiveX controls, which are created for interactivity on the Web and commonly used on sites that display animations or offer multimedia such as videos. ActiveX is meant to enhance the user experience on the Web, but it can slow your computer.
Small text files that Web sites save
to a computer's hard disk that contain information about the user and his or her browsing preferences, temporary Internet
files, user names, passwords, and other data for your convenience.
A popular snap-in that includes several tools such as Disk Management for configuring hard disks and their partitions and Event Viewer, which allows you
to view computer event information such as program starting and stopping (including program crashes) and security problems.
Cross-site scripting attack
Occurs when you visit a compromised Web site that runs a script that installs a keylogger program on your computer. The installation occurs without your knowledge. After that, the keylogger records your keystrokes, including when you enter user names and passwords into other sites. The information is usually sent to a third party, who may access your accounts.
New Tab page
On Internet Explorer appears when you click the New Tab button or press Ctrl +T . This page initially provides some thumbnails of Web sites you might
A feature which displays at the
bottom of the browser window. All notifications, such as blocked pop-up windows and error messages, display in the Notification bar rather than in pop-up windows. You can click the options in the Notification bar or ignore them, depending on your preference.
After syncing is complete, you can access network files without being connected to the resource.
A feature that combines search functionality into the Address bar. One Box saves you time by using Auto Complete to help you complete Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), and allows you to enter search terms directly in the text box like
you would in a search engine.
An Internet Explorer 9 Web site you "attach" to the Windows 7 taskbar.
A check box (selected by default) automatically prevents pop-up windows
Remote Desktop Connection
Allows you to access another computer on a network or over the Internet, and use the computer as if you were sitting in front of it.
Remote Desktop Services
The technology that allows a computer (the client) to connect to a remote server (also called a host computer) and run applications from the server. Although the client computer may be running Windows 7, it doesn't run the actual application—the server handles all processing.
Refers to as a snip or screen grab, is a snapshot of whatever is displayed
on the computer screen. You might take a screen shot of an error message to help troubleshoot a computer problem, you
might capture screen shots of a process
in a program to create a how-to guide, or you might capture a screen shot to save
as an image to use in a report or
Cross-site scripting (XSS) filter
Prevents the keylogger script from
Shows you the true Web address of any Web site you visit by highlighting the domain in the Address bar.
Helps prevent personal information and browsing history from being stored by Internet Explorer 9. When you use InPrivate Browsing, a new tab appears in which you browse the Internet (see Figure 3-10). When you're finished and close
the browser window, the session ends and any cookies or temporary files that were used during the session are cleared from your browsing history. A network Administrator, however, can view Internet traffic that's generated with InPrivate Browsing.
Detects threats on Web sites, such as
phishing attacks and malware downloads, and prevents them from running. When
Internet Explorer detects a malicious Web site, it blocks the entire site from being accessed.
An accessory program that comes with Windows 7 that allows you to take screen shots, annotate them, and save them. When using Snipping Tool, you can capture the entire screen, a window, a rectangular portion of the screen, or a free-form image.
A feature in Windows 7 that allows you to sync files between your computer and a network location or with some mobile devices. Syncing allows you to keep two or more versions of the same file, stored on your computer and on a network folder,
identical to the other.
Helps you control which Web sites can track your online browsing activity and receive that information.
Windows Media Center
A multi-faceted program that provides a
complete entertainment system for your computer. Similar to Windows Media Player, you
use Windows Media Center to play music, create playlists, watch videos, play recorded
TV programs, and display pictures and slide shows.
Windows Media Player 12
A program that allows you to play back music and video files and view photos. Files stored in your Music, Pictures,Videos, and Recorded TV libraries appear in the Windows Media Player file list by default. If you're Connected to a network, you can stream digital media files—audio, video, or photos—for playback or viewing from another computer or a server that hosts Windows media files.
Windows Mobility Center
A control panel of sorts that gives you access to several laptop settings, from volume to screen brightness to power options to WiFi and Bluetooth settings—
all in one place. Although the settings can be accessed from various icons and commands within Windows, you can make adjustments from a single window in Windows Mobility Center.
A command-line interface used mainly by IT professionals to run cmdlets (pronounced command-lets ), complete background jobs (processes or programs that run in the background without a user interface), and run scripts to perform administrative tasks.
Windows Remote Assistance
Allow one person to connect to another user's computer to provide"hands-on" help. For example, Albert is a traveling salesperson who is having trouble formatting a document in Microsoft Word. Maria, a technical support specialist at the main office, can set up a Remote Assistance connection with Albert's laptop, and then take control of his computer and show him how to fix the formatting issues.
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