Common computer terms

Posted Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 12:01 am by: JS No Comments  

Computers and technology can be confusing.  Even more so if one does not understand the terminology.  While it is impossible to know or learn all of the terms associated with computers, there are several very basic and easy to understand terms that every user should know in order to fully enjoy their experience.  A person doesn’t necessarily need to know how to fix a car to drive one, but they do need to know what the steering wheel is.  Below is a short list of commonly used terms that every computer user should be acquainted with. 

Cursor
Left click
Right click
Double click
Drag and drop
Hover

Start menu
Taskbar
Toolbar
Title bar
Menu bar
Address bar
Drop down menu
Dialog box

Operating system
Internet browser
Word processor
Webmail

ISP
Ethernet
Modem
Router

Additional terms, from the basic to the complex, can be found here: techterms.com

About JS

JS has grown up around computers and has developed a wealth of end-user experience. Technology interests include robotics, vintage video games, music gear, multimedia software, home security and Internet security.

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