A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
Email client, calendar/appointment manager and address book/contacts list software. Not to be confused with outlook.com, the new name/interface for Hotmail.
an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
Display devices used with computers, such as monitors
Virtual private network; a network that connects remote sites or users via the Internet using virtual connections so that devices can communicate as if they were on a private network.
The process of installing software, hardware, or peripherals on a personal computer.
For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
Media tool with support for multiple codecs, filters, and containers. Include your actual command and the complete console output when asking questions involving FFmpeg tools. An easy way to do this i…
combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
The part of a computer responsible for performing computations, often referred to as a processor.
a hardware device used for entering data into and displaying information from a computer. Terminals were frequently used in the days of mainframe computers. Today, most operating systems…
the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.
a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs.
Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.
For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
The BIOS (basic input/output system) of an IBM-compatible PC is a ROM which performs the POST (power-on self-test), initializes the peripheral devices, and provides a basic firmware interface.
a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor.
Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.
For questions specific to Windows Vista. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
software that lets users interact with the operating system, usually by typing at a command-line.
Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
Windows Explorer (renamed to File Explorer in Windows 8) is the file manager that comes with Windows and is not to be confused with Internet Explorer which is Windows' default Web browser.
the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".
a command line shell and scripting language for Windows that supersedes the CMD.exe shell and batch language. PowerShell is also an automation engine for Windows that provides fu…
a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
a global system of interconnected computer networks.
A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.
the execution of a set of commands or software programs without user intervention. A batch file is a text file containing a sequence of such commands or programs invocations. …
the widely known term for the Apache HTTP server, a very commonly used web server software maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. If your question is about other Apache software such …
Community ENTerprise Operating System; a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux widely used on web servers.
Visual Basic for Applications; a subset of Visual Basic used in all Microsoft Office applications. Consider using this tag together with the tag for the specific application in question. Good que…
the specification of how files in a computer should be stored, named and organized. This tag should be used for generic file system questions. For specific file system questions (FAT,…
Application suite from Microsoft which includes always Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Depending on what edition of Microsoft Office you have you can also have OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.