Unit 1: Chapter 2- Key Words

Address bar
The area at the top of the Internet Explorer window where you can type a URL
Aero Flip 3D
In Windows, a feature that arranges your open windows in a three-dimensional stack that you can flip through quickly without having to click buttons on the taskbar.
Aero Peek
In Windows, a technology that assists you when you have multiple windows open by allowing you to peek at either the desktop that is behind open windows or at a window that is hidden from view by other windows; then, you can move the mouse back into the taskbar to close the peek.
Another term for a program.
The rem used to describe the process of using your computer to view Web pages.
An arrangement of open windows on your screen that display in a single stack fanned out so that each title bar is visible.
The action of pressing the left mouse button.
A temporary storage area for information that you have copied or moved from one place and plan to use somewhere else.
A file folder on a disk in which you store files.
Domain name
An organization’s unique name on the Internet, which consists of a chosen name combined with a top level domain such as corn or org or gov.
The action of pressing the left mouse button twice in rapid succession while holding the mouse still.
An area of storage that is formatted with a file system compatible with your operating system and is identified by a drive letter.
The action of decompressing-pulling out-files from a compressed form.
A collection of information that is stored on a computer under a single name, for example a text document, a picture, or a program.
A container in which you store files.
Folder structure
The hierarchy of folders in Windows 7.
An arrangement where items are ranked and where each level is lower in rank than the item above it.
Home page
On your own computer, the Web page you have selected-or that is set by default-to display on your computer when you start Internet Explorer; when visiting a Web site, the starting point for the remainder of the pages on that site.
Hyper Text Transfer Protocal (Http)
The Internet standard that supports the exchange of information on the Web.
Small images that represent computer resources such as programs, data files, and network connections.
An acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group, that is a common file type used by digital cameras and computers to store digital pictures; JPEG is popular because it can store a high-quality picture in a relatively small file.
A list of commands within a category.
Menu bar
A group of menus at the top of a program window.
Mouse pointer
Any symbol that displays on your screen in response to moving your mouse.
Navigation bar
In a Web page, groups of links arranged vertically or horizontally on the screen from which you can navigate to other pages in the site.
Navigation Pane(In Windows Explorer)
the area on the left side of a folder window; it displays favorites, libraries, and an expandable list of drives and folders.
Navigation Pane (In Outlook)
a column on the left side of the screen that contains panes, shortcuts, and buttons for quick access to Outlook’s components and folders.
Navigation Pane (In Access)
an area of the Access window that displays and organizes the names of the objects in a database; from here, you open objects for use.
A sequence of folders (directories) that leads to a specific file or folder; also, the third part of a complete URL that specifies the location of the document on the server.
Placing programs on the Start menu in a manner that remains until you remove them.
Removable storage device
A portable device on which you can store files, such as a USB flash drive, a flash memory card, or an external hard drive, commonly used to transfer information from one computer to another.
The action of clicking the right mouse button one time.
Screen capture
An image file that contains the contents of a computer screen.
An image of an active window on your computer that you can paste into a document.
Scroll arrow
Arrows at the top and bottom, or left and right, of a scroll bar that when clicked, move the window in small increments.
Scroll bar
A bar that displays on the bottom or right side of a window when the contents of a window are not completely visible; used to move the window up, down, left, or right to bring the contents into view.
Shortcut menu
A context-sensitive menu that displays commands and options relevant to the selected object.
A Windows 7 feature that automatically resizes windows when you move-snap-them to the edge of the screen.
The image captured using the Snipping Tool.
Snipping tool
A program included with Windows 7 with which you can capture an image of all or part of a computer screen, and then annotate, save, copy, or share the image via email.
Start menu
A list of choices that provides access to your computer’s programs, folders, and settings when you press the Start button.
A folder within a folder.
Title bar
The bar across the top of the window that indicates the name of the current file and displays the program name.
A row, column, or block of buttons or icons, usually displayed across the top of a window, which contains commands for tasks you can perform with a single click.
Top-level domain (TLD) name
The extension such as .com or .edu that follows the host name and indicates the type of group or institution to which the site belongs.
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
An address that uniquely identifies a location on the Internet.
Web browser
Software, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome, that displays Web pages.
A rectangular area on your screen that displays programs and content, and can be moved, resized, minimized, or closed; the content of every window is different, but all windows display on the desktop.
Windows Explorer
The program within Windows 7 that displays the contents of libraries, folders, and files on your computer, and also enables you to perform tasks related to your files and folders such as copying, moving, and renaming. Windows Explorer is at work anytime you are viewing the contents of a library, a folder, or a file.
Zip file
A folder that contains one or more files that have been compressed to reduce file size. When downloading files from the Internet, a zipped file will download a group of files at one time, and it will be faster than downloading each file individually.