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1 Windows GUI Vocabulary WindowsThe Microsoft operating system, it uses windows to show you the contents of your computer and files. GUIGraphical User Interface Everything we see on the screen, how we interact with the computer. First Last Name Computers Period 5 February 6, 2007

2 DesktopThe main Windows screen. Has icons for My Docs, My Computer, etc. Task BarThe gray bar across the bottom of the desktop. Shows you what windows are open, and has the Start Button My DocumentsThe folder in which you should save all your files.

3 My ComputerAn icon that shows you the hardware components (parts): drives, etc. IconA graphical symbol (a picture) that represents something else. For example: My Docs folder represents a file directory; My Computer icon represents the physical hardware of the computer itself.

4 Start Button – Start Menu Gives you access to installed software, including different parts of the Windows OS Minimize – Restore – Close Buttons On top right of title bar; allows you to resize or close a window

5 Main MenuAcross the top of most windows, gives you access to many functions: File, Edit, View, etc… Each of these is another pull-down menu. ToolbarsMany software programs offer several different toolbars with buttons to do different things. RulersHorizontal (sideways, across the top) and vertical (up-down, along the side) rulers show you inches (or other units)

6 ScrollbarsHorizontal and vertical scrollbars allow you to move left-right or up-down in a document window.


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