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Computer Concepts Terms
Terms to study for the computer concepts unit.
Terms in this set (30)
is an on-screen work area on which windows, icons, menus and dialog boxes appear.
A bar normally located at the bottom of the Windows desktop, displaying information about open programs and providing quick access to others.
A set of icons or buttons displayed horizontally or vertically on the screen that can be used to issue commands to the computer
Contained within the taskbar, it contains the clock and other programs which are running in the background, ready for use.
at the top of the screen, a listing of the names of menus, each of which contains a set of commands
at the top of a window, contains the name of the open program, document, or folder
An icon on the desktop that points to a program that can be executed or to a file or folder.
(computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
a tool used to navigate a computer's file system and locate and organize files
Click this button on a window title bar to reduce the window to a task button on the taskbar
click this button on a window title bar to expand the window so it fills the entire screen
Return a maximized window to its previous size and position on the screen
An interactive message window that appears when more information is required before the command can be performed
Type of desktop monitor that is similar to a standard television because it contains a cathode-ray tube
Consists of a matrix of liquid crystal cells each constituting one pixel
A Light Emitting Diode.
A display in which the individual pixels are made from three tiny containers of an inert gas such as neon or xenon, which glow when exposed to an electrical current.
Input device where you use your fingers to "point" to an object on the screen.
Dots per inch: A measurement of the resolution of a digital photo or digital device, including digital cameras and printers. The higher the number, the greater the resolution.
Laser Jet Printer
utilizes laser beam to create picture
-sometimes called page printers
-picture and letters added through heat and pressure (also how copy machines work)
Ink Jet Printer
A type of printer that forms letters on the page by shooting tiny electrically charged droplets of ink.
Optical Character Recognition is software that converts text scanned as a graphic into text a word processing program can use.
Pointing device that works like a mouse turned upside down; controls the movement of the on-screen pointer.
A camera that broadcast images through the Internet through a computer or web cell phone.
A pressure-sensitive touch tablet used as a pointing device. The user presses on the tablet with a stylus.
the part of the operating system that resides in main memory at all times and performs the most essential tasks, such as managing memory and handling disk input and output.
Graphical User Interface
A modern variation of the BASIC programming language created by Microsoft for application programming in Windows. A variation resides inside many of the Microsoft applications, enabling programmers to manipulate and exchange data among the database, spreadsheet, and word processor.
(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
a computer connected to a server and/or a computer network
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