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Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple by Joli Ballew and Nancy Muir

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Glossary

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Action Center

A feature in Windows 8.1 that lets you view and fix problems and run automated troubleshooters, among other things. The Action Center is represented by a white flag on the desktop taskbar.

Activation

The process you must complete to verify that you have a valid copy of Windows 8.1, which includes a Product ID. You usually activate Windows 8.1 online the first time that you turn on your computer or device, but there are other activation options. Activation is mandatory.

Active window

The window that is in the foreground and currently in use. The active window has a red x for a close button, while inactive windows do not.

Address bar

In Internet Explorer or any web browser, the area in which you type Internet addresses, also known ...

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