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la fenetre Catalogue

English translation: the Desktop window

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16:27 Jun 4, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: la fenetre Catalogue
Context: instructions for starting a computer program under Windows 95.

Cliquez deux fois sur l'icone Poste de travail dans la fenetre Catalogue.

It sounds like "My Computer", but I don't know the French version of Windows 95.
Roseanne Gaspari
English translation:the Desktop window
Explanation:
That's where the "My Computer" (Poste de travail) icon is. From the manual of a computer game, with a similar sentence: "If autorun has not been enabled, you’ll have to double-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the Windows® Desktop, then on the CD-ROM icon."
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Cecilia Bartalotti
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Local time: 04:21
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Summary of answers provided
nathe Desktop window
Cecilia Bartalotti
naexplorateur
Béatrice Huret-Morton
naCatalogue (Windows Explorer)Louise Atfield
naPoste de travail = My computerDiane Di Biasio
naCatalogue windowRowan Morrell


  

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36 mins
Catalogue window


Explanation:
If the computer program being started is a catalogue or database of some sort, then it might have a directory window of its own, called "Catalogue", which contains the icon for starting the program. On that understanding, therefore, I would just say "Catalogue window". HTH.

Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 19:21
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1 hr
Poste de travail = My computer


Explanation:
Nothing in my standard Windows 95 or 98 that would correspond to Catalogue. Probably a folder specific to the software in question. Very likely will be Catalog (or catalogue if Canadian spelling) but I'd check with the client.

Diane Di Biasio
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1 hr
Catalogue (Windows Explorer)


Explanation:
La fenetre catalogue semble etre l'equivalent de "Windows Explorer"
Le "Poste de Travail" est "My Computer"


    Reference: http://globale.net/win_cfgf.html
    Reference: http://dis.sema.es/products/Concerto/webskipper/webSkipperFr...
Louise Atfield
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8 hrs
explorateur


Explanation:
The directory window is called "explorateur".

Cheers,

Béa

Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 07:21
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13 hrs
the Desktop window


Explanation:
That's where the "My Computer" (Poste de travail) icon is. From the manual of a computer game, with a similar sentence: "If autorun has not been enabled, you’ll have to double-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the Windows® Desktop, then on the CD-ROM icon."

Cecilia Bartalotti
Brazil
Local time: 04:21
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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