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Windows 8.1 by Ciprian Adrian Rusen and Joli Ballew

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Appendix E. Glossary

Action Center

A feature in Windows 8.1 by which you can view and fix problems and run automated troubleshooters, among other things.

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 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.

ActiveX control

A reusable software component that performs a specific function or set of functions in the Windows operating system, in an app that runs on Windows, or in the Internet Explorer environment.

Address bar

In Internet Explorer or any web browser, ...

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