Common Software Features, Continued
Windows are enclosed areas on the screen and are called application
windows. Within the application window, other open windows display the
file that is currently open, the features available to change the file, the
software tools to change the file, and the file itself. Clicking into features
and options opens windows that contain all the information required to access
software applications. Multiple windows can appear side-by-side, made
smaller or larger, or be temporarily placed elsewhere on the screen until
A window called a title bar, usually located across the top of the screen,
displays the name of the software program and the particular file currently
open. Preceding the file name is a designator indicating which drive or disk
the file is on.
Figure 8-3 shows a program and file name (volume 3, chapter 8) in the hard
drive (C:) in a window at the top of a screen.
Figure 8-3.The onscreen title bar.
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