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Windows Vocabulary Window - Each part of a window in the Windows operating system has a name. The list at the top of each window (usually starts with File, Edit, etc) is called the Control Menu. The name at the top of the window is called the Title Bar. The three buttons at the top right are the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons. All the way to the right, you may have a Vertical Scroll Bar, and at the bottom, a Horizontal Scroll Bar. Each scroll bar has a Scroll Box, and at each end of the scroll bar are Scroll Arrow Buttons. The window itself is generally referred to as the Workspace and the edge of the window is the Border. Open - To make an object accessible. Folder - an object that can contain multiple documents. Folders are used to organize information. Maximize - to enlarge a window Minimize - to convert a window into an icon Default - A value or setting that a device or program automatically selects if you do not specify a substitute. Desktop - The whole computer screen, which represents an office desktop. With a graphical interface, the icons on the screen resemble objects that would be found on a real desktop, such as file folders, a clock, etc. Restore - means to return a window to its original size. Close - to exit an application or file, thereby removing the window from the screen; to finish work on a data file and save it. Click - To tap on a mouse button, pressing it down and then immediately releasing it. Note that clicking a mouse button is different from pressing (or dragging) a mouse button, which implies that you hold the button down without releasing it. The phrase to click on means to select (a screen object) by moving the mouse pointer to the object's position and clicking a mouse button. Wallpaper - is the monitor pattern or picture or other graphic representation that forms the background onto which all the icons, menus and other elements of the operating system are displayed and moved around. The wallpaper always stays in the background, and all work is done on top of the wallpaper. Background - The area of a display screen not covered by characters and graphics. The background is like a canvas on top of which characters and graphics are placed. Some monitors allow you to control the color or shading of the background. Path - is a list of directories where the operating system looks for executable files if it is unable to find the file in the working directory.
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