Windows Vocabulary

Vocabulary Crossword

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active window
keyboard shortcut
menu bar
operating system
scroll bar
shut down
Start Menu
title bar
tool bar
user friendly

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1. a bar that displays buttons with icons to provide quick access to certain functions within that program
3. a bar commonly located at the bottom of the screen that displays the programs that are currently running
5. a combination of keystrokes that performs some function otherwise found in a pulldown menu
6. the application or window at the front on the monitor designated by a colored Title Bar
7. a display area that represents the kinds of objects one might find on a real one
8. a bar at the bottom or right side of the window that allows a user to move the window viewing area up, down, left, or right
10. an operating environment created by Microsoft that provides an interface knows as GUI for the IBM compatible computers
11. term used to describe a computer software program or hardware device that has been designed to be easy for all users to use without much difficulty
12. the act of giving instruction to your computer either by menu choice or keystroke
13. the menu, accessible from the Taskbar, that allows the user to open programs, commands, and files within the Operating System
15. Graphical User Interface; uses windos, icons, and menus to carry out commands such as opening files, delete files, move files, etc.
16. the horizontal bar at the top of a window which has the name of the file or folder it represents
17. a list of program commands listed by topic
18. a link that points to a program
20. allows you to perform tasks on a computer
21. option available for most windows in a GUI that allows a user to enlarge a window to its largest size
22. the pointer, usually arrow or cross shaped, which is controlled by the mouse; the object used to point, click, drag, and drop items on the operating system
23. the horizontal bar across the top of the window that lists the menus
25. the option that removes a window from your computer screen


2. the system software that controls the computer
4. term used to describe the process of closing all software programs in preparation to turn off a computer's power
9. a program in which you do your work; also known as Programs
14. action available in all GUI operating systems that allows a user to hide a window and keep the application running
15. a digitized version of photograph, or other type of picture that is displayed on a computer display
19. a term used to describe updating a software program or adding a new hardware
24. a graphic symbol for an application, file, or folder



by: Casey Jo Burrus
Last Updated:
December 28, 2013
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