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Computer Tech Vocabulary HHS - Cosgrove
These computer terms are from: "Computer Terms for Children."YourDictionary,n.d.Web20 August2013. <http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word-lists/computer-terms-for-children.html>
Terms in this set (50)
Key on a keyboard that moves the cursor to the left one space at a time and, on some keyboards and with most word processing software, deletes characters.
This is an extra copy of a file or document.
8 bit words are called _________
This is the program you use to find files and domains on the Internet. Google, Apple and MIcrosoft all make one and there are others.
to highlight a section or whole document and leave it unaffected but make a duplicate and put it in another place.
Usually a small arrow on the screen that moves when you move the mouse. The cursor is used to make a selection.
Caret or Insertion Point
This is that small blinking line that shows you where your next typed letter or number will go.
Before the computer process it into information it is called a four letter word.
When you erase it is also called a ____________.
This is the screen that appears if you are not browsing the Internet, reading a file, or playing a game. Your icons are on this screen.
This is the process where you copy something from another computer or the Internet, and save it on your computer.
Drag and drop
To do this, you click on something and hold the button down. This will move the object you clicked on and will leave it where you let go of the button. So it drags it and drops it.
to change or make corrections to a document or file.
the menu that holds the commands such as cut, copy, paste, and select all.
This is simply a way to send a message from one computer to another.
This is an abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions.
the style or design of the letters of text.
This is a picture or an image. It can be a drawing, lines, or boxes created on the computer, a scanned image, or a photograph.
This is the first page you see when you open your browser. You can make any page your homepage.
Home Row keys
these are the keys on your keyboard that you begin your hand position before typing. The keys are a, s, d, f, j, k, l, and ;.
This is a small symbol or picture that represents a program or other things.
Many computers that are connected like a web so you can see what other computer operators show you and you can show them things as well.
You have to do this to get access to a computer. You just type in a certain name or code.
This is the data that a computer stores information into. It is measured in MB or Gigabytes
This is a secret code to protect your data and can keep others from accessing your computer.
When you right click on the mouse, you are given a menu of options.
This is a picture that pops up when you are not using your computer.
a scroll bar is used to move information that appears on the computer monitor up/down or from right/left.
When you click on an icon, it is a path to a file or program.
The general term for the code that runs on the hardware of the computer, not to be confused with underwear.
This is an abbreviation for "sending particularly annoying messages"; it stands for unwanted e-mail.
The bar where all your open programs are
the address of documents and resources on the internet.
Anyone using a computer.
Software that was written to do bad stuff to your computer.
A picture or design on your desktop for decoration.
WWW or World Wide Web
Group of internet servers linking computers around the world.
The name we give to that device, whether it is a desktop or a laptop and now a days very frequently your smartphone.
This is the type of computer you have at home with the monitor and computer connected.
a permanent, non-removable disk that stores data in the computer. Today, a person can also connect an external hard-drive to a computer to store information.
These are the physical parts of a computer, such as the screen/monitor, the keyboard, the central processing unit or CPU, and storage devices.
This is where all the letters, numbers, and other buttons are located. When you type on it, the symbols appear on the monitor.
A small portable computer.
allows you to save information on a server, or access the Internet
Another word for a screen, in elementary school it was a student in the hallway.
A little device that you move with your hand which then moves the cursor on the screen.
The computer sends information to the printer and it prints it out onto paper.
A device that scans something that is flat and sends the image to the computer.
These are the devices that the sounds come out of which are sometimes built into the monitor.
This is an area on a laptop that substitutes for a mouse. You move your finger around on it to move the cursor.