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Windows 7 Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox

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Glossary

absolute path

A path that defines the exact position of a file or folder. For example, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\FreeCell defines the path from any location on a computer to the FreeCell game code, and \\HIBISCUS\Users\Public\Documents defines the path from any location on a network to the Public Documents folder on a computer named HIBISCUS. See also path and relative path.

Accelerator

A type of Windows Internet Explorer add-on that enables you to work with Web page content directly from the page. Accelerators were first introduced in Internet Explorer 8.

Action Center

A Windows feature enabling the central monitoring and management of security and maintenance tasks. Action Center was first introduced in Windows 7.

ActiveX control

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