MacBook Pro Vocabulary
KEYBOARD: As the name implies, a keyboard is basically a board of keys. Along with the mouse, the keyboard is one of the primary input devices used with a computer. The keyboard's design comes from the original typewriter keyboards, which arranged letters and numbers in a way that prevented the type-bars from getting jammed when typing quickly. This keyboard layout is known as the QWERTY design, which gets its name from the first six letters across in the upper-left-hand corner of the keyboard.
TRACKPAD: touch-sensitive area on laptop: a small flat surface on a computer, especially a laptop, on which users slide their finger to simulate the movement of a mouse.
DOCK: The Dock is a feature of the Macintosh operating system that was introduced with Mac OS X. It is a virtual tray of icons that provides fast, one-click access to commonly used programs and files.
MENU BAR: A menu bar is a user interface element that contains selectable commands and options for a specific program. On this Mac, the menu bar is always fixed at the top of the screen, and changes depending on what program is currently active.
DESKTOP: The desktop is the primary user interface of a computer. It is your primary workspace. It includes the desktop background (or wallpaper) and icons of files and folders you may have saved to the desktop. In Mac, the desktop includes a menu bar at the top of the screen and the Dock at the bottom.
ICONS: An icon on your computer screen represents an object or a program on your hard drive. For example, the trash can on the Mac is an icon. Icons are a visual representation of something on your computer. For example, red/green/yellow circle icon (pictured) will open Google Chrome. An icon that looks like a sheet of paper is probably a text document.
MOUSE: This is the thing that you move and click to open icons. Along with the keyboard, the mouse is one of the primary input devices used with today's computers. All mice have at least one button, though most mice have two or three. Most mice also have a scroll-wheel, which lets you scroll up and down documents and Web pages by just rolling the wheel with your index finger.
HEADPHONES: Also called earphones: a pair of listening devices joined by a band across the top of the head and worn in or over the ears.
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