Refresh Data

' Refresh To clean up or freshen. The refresh button on your program forces the computer to check for new content, and 'refresh' the display if found. If a page is slow to display on your screen, click the 'Refresh' button, or press the F5 function key at the top of your keyboard. Either action will 'clean the slate', and re-download the page data. ', when used in the context of your computer, means just what you might imagine. To refresh is to clean up and make 'fresh' again.



As you use your PC , the data changes regularly. Sometimes, the data displayed on your screen The 'face' of a computer monitor. CRT monitor screens are measured from corner to corner, which normally results in over stating the screen size, because part of the screen is covered by the monitor case. LCD monitor measurements are more accurate, because they have no 'curve' to hide a portion of the screen. (text or pictures) is not the most recent. To refresh it means to force the PC to update what you see, so that it is the most recent.


Your browser A program designed to download and display text and images from a web 'page' on your computer. There are a variety of good browser applications available, many free, and others for a charge. These include but are not limited to 'Internet Explorer', 'Opera', 'Netscape Navigator', 'Mozilla' and others. has a 'Refresh' button on the toolbar A menu bar that contains 'tools' relevant to the tasks of that application. The tools may be just icons (tiny pictures) or they may be accompanied by text descriptions. Normally, the function of each tool can be determined by 'pausing' the mouse pointer above the tool. A pop-up 'tool tip' will describe the tool below. (shown above). Another way to refresh the data on your screen is to press the {F5} 'function key' on the top row of your keyboard The primary device for inputting data into the computer CPU. When depressed, each key on a keyboard activates a series of 'on' and 'off' switches, the sequence of which in turn represents the letter or character of the depressed keyboard key. . This will refresh your view whether you are working in file A collection of data that is given a name. All saved information on a computer is a file. There are different kinds of files, for doing different tasks. For instance, a program file starts or supports a program, a folder file marks other files and folders, and a system file supports the computer system. A document file contains a user-created document. management ( Windows-Explorer A graphical interface A boundary across which two independent systems meet and act on or communicate with each other. In computer technology, there are several types of interfaces: User interfaces, Software interfaces, and Hardware interfaces. The purpose is the same in all - to help dissimilar entities communicate. for managing folders and files on the PC Short for 'Personal Computer'. The term 'PC' has come to be accepted as identifying a computer which uses the Microsoft 'Windows' operating system, as opposed to those computers that use other OSs such as 'Apple', 'Unix', 'Linux', or others.. It offers two panes (or 'panels', or 'frames'). The left pane contains the PC's major folders, and the right pane displays the contents of the currently 'selected' folder A special kind of file that acts as a marker, or container, for other files or folders. The purpose of folders is to organize files and other folders. Putting files in the proper folder is like putting the bed in the bedroom, and the toothpaste in the bathroom. Logical storage simplifies finding things later when needed..  Files and folders can be copied, or 'dragged' from one location to another, and otherwise manipulated. ) or on the Internet (Internet-Explorer Also known simply as 'IE', Internet A combination of all the computers that are 'connected' through phone lines or other transmission types. Also called the world-wide-web (www), because a graphical representation of all the connections might look like a spider-web covering the surface of the earth. Explorer is a web-browser program Also called an 'application'. A 'program' creates, displays, or calculates the input of the program user. Each program is displayed in its own 'window', a separately bordered area of the computer screen. Programs generally fall into two groups, an 'application program', or a 'system program'. that allows you to download The act of transferring a digital file from a remote computer, to your own. Downloading a file involves the two computers (the one sending and the one receiving) establishing a 'protocol', or common language between them. The file is then sent in 'packets', or small pieces, and re-assembled at the receiving end. pictures and words from Internet sites, and display 1) To present or show, as in 'to display the contents of a folder', or perhaps a picture. Or... 2) The overall 'look-and-feel' of the computer 'Desktop', including fonts, icons, colors, pictures, and more. Or... 3) May also be used to describe the attached monitor, or monitor settings, as in 'My display is a 17" Sony'. them on your computer.  Internet Explorer is a part of the Windows 'Windows' is the trade-marked name of a computer operating system (OS) created and owned by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. Versions of Windows include Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP (XP is the current Windows version). Each of these iterations added functionality or stability (or both) to the version before it. operating system, included with every 'Windows' computer.).



An example of the need to 'refresh' might be an Internet 'auction' site. If you have submitted a bid on an item, you need to know any changes following your bid, such as subsequent bids from others, that might affect your next step in bidding. This might also apply to other 'dynamic Dynamic in this context means 'changing', or 'constantly current'. Dynamic data must be constantly refreshed to keep up with on-going changes, while 'static' data remains constant for fixed periods, say daily or weekly updates.' data, such as the displayed stock price from an Internet stock brokerage firm.



If you are 'browsing' the Internet and a page is not displayed in a reasonable time, or might have changed while you are viewing it, click To press or 'tap' the left-side mouse button. When the pointer is over a link or menu, this will cause the menu to be opened, or the action performed. When the pointer is NOT over an 'actionable' item, it will 'focus' the computer on the area clicked. the 'Refresh' button, or press the {F5} keyboard key. This will make the computer check for more recent data, and 'refresh' the data being displayed on your screen.