A mouse is a palm-sized device that lets us control the movement of our mouse cursor on the computer
screen. We move the mouse cursor on the screen by moving the mouse over a flat surface, such as a
special mouse pad or a clear part of a desk.
Move the mouse cursor over the object
and click a button on the mouse (usually
the left button).
The mouse should always be oriented with the
cord pointing towards the back of the table or
desk. The mouse should be moved around on the
mouse pad or desk maintaining that orientation.
Do not twist the mouse like a steering wheel. The
mouse must also be kept in contact with the
mouse pad or desk. If you run out of room to
slide the mouse, you can lift the mouse up and
reposition it on the mouse pad or desk.
Holding a mouse should not be a strenuous activity. If your fingers, hand, wrist, arm or shoulder get fatigued or sore when you use a mouse, you are either holding it incorrectly or are exerting too much force. Be gentle with the mouse!
desk, with the palm of your hand
resting on the back portion of the
mouse. (The table or desk should
support the weight of your forearm)
The mouse cursor acts as our virtual \u2018fingertip\u2019 inside the computer screen, allowing us to physically interact with objects, such as buttons or menus, on the screen. The mouse cursor usually appears as an arrow on the screen, but its appearance will vary depending on where it is on the screen and what computer program you are using.
Double-clicking involves clicking the left button twice in rapid succession without letting the mouse move between clicks. The key to double-clicking successfully is to keep your hand relaxed and not press the button too hard. Usually the only time you need to double-click is when using icons on the computer\u2019s desktop to start a program or open a document.
"Clicking and dragging" is a way to move objects on the screen. Only certain objects can be moved (for example, icons and windows can be dragged around the desktop, and scroll bars can be dragged within windows)
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