1. Bit: The
smallest unit of information that a computer can hold.
A set of bits that represents a graphic image. This is one format
for pictures drawn on the computer.
Raise objects in a window that can be “pressed” to perform spcified operations
by clicking on the button.
4. CPU: Central
Processing Unit. The hard drive.
5. Click: To
push down a mouse button to make a selection.
To take the selected item and copy it to the clipboard for you to paste
somewhere else without removing the material from the original document.
the on screen pointer. A vertical line that appears to the right
of the text characters that are typed.
9. Digital Camera:
This is a type of camera that does not use film. Instead, you can
use a disk or connect it to the computer and directly upload the images
to the computer.
This is when you click a mouse button two times fast.
To select something with the mouse, and while holding the mouse button
down, move the mouse to a different location and let go.
12. Edit Menu:
Hold the commands such as Cut, Copy, Paste and select all.
13. Floppy Disk:
A square disk, usually like a 3½" or 5¼" Disk that stores
14. File: The
data stored on disks. All files have a file name.
a container that holds and separates files and helps sort and organize
16. Font: the style
or design of writing that you type with.
electronic art and pictures. A graphic can be a drawing created on
the computer, am image scanned in for digital manipulation, or various
shapes, lines and boxes created with the computer.
18. Hard Drive: A permanent,
non-removable disk that stores data inside the computer.
19. Icon: A
little picture that allows you to easily remember which program you want
to open or what file does what.
20. Keyboard: the
object that looks like a typewriter, containing numbers, letters and symbols
that is used to type instructions to the computer.
the component of a computer system that can store information for later
22. Menu Bar:
the area at the top of a window that contains a series of pull down menus
such as File and Edit.
This is the display device of the computer.
The thing you move around with your hand to move the cursor around the
screen. It has buttons for you to select things on the screen.
It's a form of input.
To take the contents of the clipboard (whatever was last copied) and put
them in the document you are working in.
a set of instructions describing actions for a computer to perform to accomplish
a task. Computer programs are referred to as software.
the size and amount of detail of a screen image.
28. Save As:
To store data to disk with a new or different property or name than before
(assuming you saved before). This is usually an option under the File menu
29. Scroll Bar: This
is a bar that you can move up and down to view different parts of a window.
To move a display up and down. You use the scroll bar to scroll up
and down the page.
31. Select: This
is the action of selecting an icon or program or something on the screen.
This is what you have selected on the screen.
33. Shift key:
Key to use to make a letter capitalized.
If you click START>SHUTDOWN and press OK, your computer will shut off the
correct way it is supposed to be turned off. If you get a message
telling you that it is safe to turn off the computer, go ahead and do it.
the programs that run on the computer.