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ADDRESS BAR

THE SPACE PROVIDED ON A WEB BROWSER THAT SHOES THE ADDRESSES OF WEBSITES.

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APPLICATION

COMPUTER SOFTWARE DESIGNED TO HELP USERS PERFORM SPECIFIC TASKS.

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BACK BUTTON

A BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE WEB BROWSER THAT ALLOWS YOU TO "GO BACK" TO THE PREVIOUS WEB PAGE THAT YOU WERE ON.

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BACKSPACE

A KEY ON THE KEYBOARD THAT ERASES THE INFORMATION BEFORE THE CURSOR.

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BLOG

A WEB SITE ON WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF USERS RECORD OPINIONS, INFORMATION, ETC ON A REGULAR BASIS.

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CHARACTER

ANY NUMBER, LETTER, SYMBOL OR SPACE CREATED BY THE KEYBOARD.

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CLICK

TO PRESS THE MOUSE ONCE.

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CLOSE

TO EXIT A PROGRAM OR FILE AND CLOSE THE WINDOW.

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COPY

TO CREATE A COPY OF TEXT OR GRAPHICS AND BE ABLE TO PASTE IT IN ANOTHER PLACE WHILE KEEPING THE ORIGINAL.

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CPU

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT. THE BRAIN OF THE COMPUTER THAT CONTROLS PROGRAMS.

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CURSOR

ARROW OR BLINKING LINE THAT TELLS YOU WHERE YOU ARE WORKING.

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DELETE

A KEY ON THE KEYBOARD THAT ERASES THE INFORMATION AFTER THE CURSOR.

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DESKTOP

THE SCREEN OR WORKING AREA ON THE COMPUTER.

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EMAIL

A WAY OF SENDING MESSAGES FROM ONE COMPUTER TO ANOTHER (ELECTRONIC MAIL).

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FLASH DRIVE/USB

A PORTABLE DATA STORAGE.

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HANDLE

AN OUTLINE OF THE OBJECT APPEARS WITH SMALL BOXES. EACH BOX IS A HANDLE. BY DRAGGING THE HANDLES, YOU CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE OBJECT.

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HYPERLINK

TO LINK A FILE OR DOCUMENT TO ANOTHER LOCATION. USERS CAN CLICK ON A HIGHLIGHTED WORD OR IMAGINE AND GO DIRECTLY TO THAT LINK.

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ICON

A SMALL PICTURE OR SYMBOL THAT REPRESENTS A PROGRAM OR FILE.

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INTERNET

MILLIONS OF COMPUTERS AROUND THE WORLD CONNECTED TOGETHER.

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KEYBOARD

A SET OF KEYS OR BUTTONS USED TO TYPE INFORMATION ONTO A COMPUTER.

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MAXIMIZE

TO ENLARGE A WINDOW TO THE FULL SIZE ON THE SCREEN.

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MINIMIZE

TO HIDE A WINDOW FROM VIEW.

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MONITOR

THE SCREEN WHERE INFORMATION FROM THE COMPUTER SHOWS UP.

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MOUSE

AN OBJECT THAT CONTROLS THE ARROW CURSOR ON A COMPUTER.

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NETWORK

A GROUP OF COMPUTERS AND OTHER DEVICES LINKED TOGETHER TO SERVE A SPECIFIC PURPOSE.

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PASTE

TO PASTE DOWN TEXT OR GRAPHICS THAT HAVE BEEN CUT OR COPIED.

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SCROLL BAR

A BAR THAT APPEARS ON THE SIDE OR THE BOTTOM OF A WINDOW.

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SEARCH ENGINE

A WEBSITE THAT WILL SEARCH FOR INFORMATION BASED ON THE KEYWORDS YOU ENTER.

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SERVER

A COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES SERVICES TO OTHER COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

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SCANNER

CAPTURES IMAGES FROM PHOTO PRINTS, POSTERS, MAGAZINES AND SIMILAR SOURCES FOR COMPUTER EDITING AND DISPLAY.

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SPREADSHEET

A DOCUMENT THAT STORES DATA IN A GRID OF HORIZONTAL ROWS AND VERTICAL COLUMNS.

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URL

THE ADDRESS OF A WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE.

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WEB BROWSER

A SOFTWARE APPLICATION FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET.