Create an account
a computer program that manages all other programs on the computer, stores files, allows you to use software programs and coordinates the use of computer hardware
long horizontal bar located at the bottom of the screen; shows which programs are running on the computer and allows you to easily switch between them, contains the start button, the quick launch toolbar, middle section and the notification area
collection of information which tells Windows the files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer and your personal preferences, such as your desktop, background or color theme
Standard User Account
allows a person to use most of the capabilities of the computer, but must gain permission from an administrator to make changes which affect other uses or the security of the computer
user account that allows you to make changes to the computer that will affect other users
small pictures which represent files, folders and programs, to delete right click and click delete, Windows Vista automatically arranges icons in columns on the left side of desktop
Quick Launch Toolbar
allows you to start programs and documents you have open and lets you quickly switch between them, located on the Taskbar
a small picture which shows a miniature version of the corresponding window, especially useful if you cannot identify a window by its title alone
located on the right side of the toolbar; includes a clock and icons that show the status of certain programs and computer settings
main function is to open the Start menu, located on the Taskbar, can be used to access programs, folders and computer settings
offer information at a glance and provides easy access to frequently used tools, if a gadget isn't installed on computer you can't install it
A collection of visual elements that can affect the style of windows, icons, fonts, colors and sometimes sounds
desktop background is a picture or design on the desktop, provides a background to your open windows
User Account Picture
helps identify your account on a computer, displayed on the Welcome screen and on the Start menu
software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network and then either turns it away or allows it to pass through to your computer
shows you which programs and documents you have open and lets you quickly switch between them, located on the taskbar
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