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Computer Application 1

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Hardware
computers,printers, and other devices
software
programs that provide instuctions for a computer
compatiblity
abilty to work with another program
software suite
a group of software programs sold as a single unit
Ribbon
screen elements that displays buttons for accessing office features and commands
Mouse pointer
a marker on your screen that shows you where the next mouse action will occur
scoll wheel
a wheel on some mouse devices used to navigate through documents on a screen
i-beam
a mouse pointer shpae resembling the uppercase letter i
hyperlink
text or graphics set up to provide a direct connection with a destination location
current file
The file currently open and active
menu
a list of commands and choices
icon
a picture used to identify an element on screen
window
the area on screen where a program or document is displyed
toolbar
a row of buttons used to select features and commands
command
input that tells the computer which task to execute
gallery
a menu that displays pictures instead of plain text options
dialog box
a window in which you select options that affect the way the program executes a command
task pane
a small window that displays additional options and commands
contextual tab
a ribbon tab that is only available ina certain context or situation
screen tip
a balloon containing information that is displayed when you rest your mouse pointer on certain screen elements
toggle
a type of command that can be switched off or on
shortcut menu
a menu of relevant commands that displays when you right click ad item
sub menu
a menu that is displayed when you select a command or another menu
default
a standard setting or mode of operation
maximize
enlarge a window so it fills the entire screen
minimize
hide a window so it appears only as a button on the windows task bar
restore
return a minmized window to its previous size and position on the screen
group button
a task bar that represents all open windows for one application
active window
the window in which you are currently working
internet
a world wide network of networks