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The working area of the Windows 7


A dynamic program that can b e moved anywhere on your screen

Graphical User Interface

An interface that uses graphics or pictures to represent commands and actions


A graphic representation- often a small image on a button - that enables you to run a program or a program function


To increase the size of a window to fill the screen


To remove the window from the screen without closing it

Operating System

Software that controls the hardware attached to your computer

Screen Tip

A small note, usually displayed in a yellow box, which provides information about or describes a screen element

Snipping Tool

A program that captures a screen or part of a screen

Windows Explorer

A program that enables you to create and manage folders, and to copy, move, sort, and delete files


You can activate a shortcut menu by placing the pointer over an object and clicking the ________ mouse button


A box that asks you to make a decision about an individual object or topic is called a


The button on the left side of the task bar that is used to open programs, change system settings, find Windows help, or shut down the computer is called ___________ button


The file and folders stored in the selected disk drive or folder are displayed in the ___________ list


When you create a new folder, the folder name displays in ___________ mode


When you copy an item, it is stored in the __________, a temporary storage area in Windows


You can ____________, a file or files to reduce the size pf the files or combine files to make them easier to send


When you create a search folder, the search name displays in the Navigation pane in the _________ category


A custom file property that is read during searches is the ___________ property

Shortcut Menu

A list of context-sensitive commands commonly used when working with the selected object.

Windows 7

is an operating system-software that controls the hardware in your computer


is a list of commands within a category

screen saver

is an animation that displays on your screen after a set period of computer inactivity

start menu

gives you access to all the programs on your computer

active window

stays on top all of the other inactive windows


an icon linked to another file or program that opens the file or program


a window, which reduces the window to a button on the task bar

jump list

a list of related files or commands that you might want to jump to

scroll bar

is added to the window whenever the window contains more that it can display

scroll box

provides a visual indication of your location in the window

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