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Computers For Seniors Glossary: D

data file: Stores your work in a particular application.

desktop computer: Typically have a large tower that contains the computer’s central processing unit (called a CPU). The keyboard, mouse, and monitor are separate. Desktop computers take up more space than laptops and are not portable, but they’re usually less expensive.

desktop shortcuts: Icons that reside on the desktop and provide a shortcut to opening a software program or file.

desktop themes: Windows has built-in desktop themes that you can apply quickly to change the look of your computer’s desktop. These desktop themes save sets of elements that include menu appearance, background colors or patterns, screen savers, and even mouse cursors and system sounds.

double-click: Two rapid clicks of the left mouse button.

Draft view: Each Office application has a variety of viewing options available. Each view is suited for a certain type of activity in that application. In Word, Draft view is speedy to work with and presents the text in a simple one-column layout.

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