Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange


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.

× 4227
General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
× 4216
The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.
× 4184
Email client, calendar/appointment manager and address book/contacts list software. Not to be confused with, the new name/interface for Hotmail.
× 4127
Display devices used with computers, such as monitors
× 4126
an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.
× 4034
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.
× 3986
The process of installing software, hardware, or peripherals on a personal computer.
× 3945
For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.
× 3889
Translates domain names to IP addresses. DNS stands for Domain Name System.
× 3826
combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.
× 3808
The part of a computer responsible for performing computations, often referred to as a processor.
× 3772
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…
× 3718
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…
× 3622
the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.
× 3604
a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs.
× 3569
Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.
× 3522
For questions concerning computer, or computer-related, performance. Please include metrics in your questions.
× 3496
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.
× 3370
a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor.
× 3291
Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.
× 3257
For questions specific to Windows Vista. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
× 3205
software that lets users interact with the operating system, usually by typing at a command-line.
× 3133
Microsoft's software that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network.
× 3003
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.
× 2988
the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".
× 2916
a global system of interconnected computer networks.
× 2915
a platform-independent standard developed by Adobe System in 1993 for document exchange.
× 2846
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…
× 2758
A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.
× 2643
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. …
× 2628
Community ENTerprise Operating System; a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux widely used on web servers.
× 2596
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 …
× 2571
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…
× 2461
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,…
× 2441
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.
× 2350
Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.