Important Computer Terms....

Application Files :-
Program files environment where you can create and edit the kind of document that application makes.

Bug :-
A fault in a computer program which prevents it from working correctly.

Central Processor Unit (CPU) :-
This is where the entire computer's data processing is handled - all the data manipulation, calculations and formatting data for output.

Click :-
To select an object by pressing the mouse button when the cursor is pointing to the required menu option, icon or hypertext link.

Close :-
To close a window that has been opened for viewing and / or editing.

Computer :-
A general-purpose machine that processes data according to a set of instructions that are stored internally either temporarily or permanently..

Cookie :-
A packet of information that travels between a browser and the web server.

CPU :-
An acronym for Central Processing Unit and is often used to refer to a computer system, such as "That beige box sitting next to my 24" flat screen monitor is my new CPU.

Crash :-
Your computer or application no longer works correctly and so you "loose" all the work you've done since the last time you saved.

Creating A File :-
Storing data as a file with an assigned file name that is unique within the directory it resides in.

Delete :-
To remove an item of data from a file or to remove a file from the disk.

Desktop :-
An on-screen representation of a desktop such as used in the Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

Dialog Boxes :-
Takes over your screen and allows you to ‘dialog' with the computer.

Directory (AKA Folder, sub-directory) :-
Allows you to organize files and other folders.

Disk Space :-
This is the place where your files live.
The greater the disk space the more files you can keep.
More disk space is always better than less.
You can never have much disk space.

Document Files :-
Files we care about (memos, letters, pictures, etc.

Documents :-
Files you create and edit.

Double Click :-
To press the mouse button twice in rapid succession without moving the mouse between clicks.

Drag :-
To move an object on screen in which its complete movement is visible from starting location to destination.

Edit :-
To make a change to existing data.

File Cabinet :-
Metaphorically, the hard drive (and other kinds of storage media like floppy disks) which store files and folders.

Folder Icons :-
Collections of documents and other folders.

Google :­-
Search engine on the web.

Hotmail -
Free email service, now part of MSN.

Icon View :-
Allows you to see icons of folders and files primarily as icons with little information.

Icons :-
In a graphical user interface (GUI), a small, pictorial, on screen representation of an object, such as a document, program, folder or disk drive.

Keyboard :-
This if the primary text input device.
It also contains certain standard function keys, such as the Escape key, tab, and arrow keys, shift and control keys, and sometimes other manufacturer-customized keys.

Mouse :-
Pointing device that allows you to tell the computer what to do.

Mozilla :-
A web browser and successor to Netscape Communicator.

Operating System (OS) :-
System software that allows your computer to work.

Pentium :-
Microprocessor from Intel.

Recycle Bin :-
Place where you put files and folders that you may later want to delete or get rid of. Compare Trash.

Resize Box :-
Allows you to change the size and shape of a window.

Right click :-
To press the right button on the mouse. (This is Windows specific.
On a Mac running System 8 or higher, you hold down the Control key and then click to get the same effect.)

Save As :­­-
Give the file a name and/or store the file in a certain place.

Save :-
Tell the computer to create a file on disk that has the information you've put into the document (usually typing).

Scroll Bar :-
Allows you to move around through your document.

Shut down :-
To quit all applications and turn off the computer.

Software :-
Instructions that tell the computer what to do.

Spam :-
Unwanted repetitious messages, such as unsolicited bulk e-mail.

System files :-
Allows our computer to work.

Trash :-
Place where you put files and folders that you want to delete or get rid of.

Virus :-
Apiece of program code that spreads by making copies of itself.

Volume Icons :-
Devices that hold files and folders.

Wiki or WikiWiki :-
A hypertext document collection or the collaborative software used to create it.

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