● 1. key in
Meaning – type or enter characters using a keyboard
Example – It takes too much time to key in that long password.
&● 2. opt in / out
Meaning – choose to receive advertising or messages
Example – The company asked me to opt in to get special offers by email.
&● 3. filter out
Mening – remove unwanted email messages
Example – Can we filter out all the spam on this account?
&● 4. turn off / shut down / power down
Meaning – end a session on the computer by closing an application or removing power
Example – I’m tired, so I’m going to shut down the computer for today.
&● 5. go online / go offline
Meaning – to use the Internet / not use the Internet
Example – I will send you that information as soon as I can go online.
&● 6. pop up / popup
v. to appear suddenly
n. an advertisement that appears suddenly on a computer screen
Example – If you do not want to see the ads, turn on your pop up blocker.
&● 7. print out / printout
v. send an electronic document to a printer
n. a printed document
Example – I have to print out the directions before I leave home.
&● 8. run out of
Meaning – exhaust a supply of something
Example – You will run out of disk space if you save copies of all your emails.
&● 9. click on
Meaning – move a mouse over an item and press to select
Example – Click on the start menu to begin.
&● 10. log in / sign in / sign-in
v. connect to a computer using a username and password
n. page or act of registering permission to use a program
Example – To begin, log in to your desktop system.