Computers For Seniors Glossary: C

cell address: Consists of the cell’s column letter and row number.

cell alignment: How the text interacts with the available space in the cell.

central processing unit (CPU): The very small, very high-tech semiconductor chip that acts as the brains of a computer. The CPU is stored in a computer tower.

click: To press and release the left mouse button.

click and drag: To press and continue to hold down the left mouse button and then move (drag) the mouse to another location.

clip art: Predrawn generic artwork. Microsoft provides many clip art files for free with its Office products.

Clipboard: A temporary holding area in Windows.

Close button: The red button with the X in the top-right corner of the window. Click the Close button when you are done with the window. Close is also called Quit and Exit.

compress: Compressing a file or folder reduces a large file or folder to a more manageable size.

cookies: When you roam the Internet, Web sites you visit download information, known as cookies, to your computer to temporarily allow you to access sites or services or to. Your browser stores these temporary Internet files on your hard drive.

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