Your Mouse Can Be a Very Versatile Helper
|The mouse gives you control over your computer.|
With the mouse in your hand you cause the
to move around your computer display. It is
based on the
“point and click” philosophy. You move your
mouse to a
point where you want something to happen, then
click to make that event take place. Sometimes
you click once.
Sometimes you click twice. And sometimes you
the mouse while your event is happening.
Most mouse devices give you two opportunities
There are both right and left areas to depress.
The left area is generally used for issuing
commands to your
computer. To access special menus (known as
sensitive menus) use the right portion of your
|When you use your mouse for word processing, you will find that it sometimes changes shape. Please look at the example on the right. By default there is a white arrow that points to the left or right. This enables selection of command options.|
|Pressing down on the left-mouse twice in rapid succession produces adouble-click. Generally you double-click to open an onscreen object. In this illustration the "My Computer" object to the right is dimmed, indicating a single click has activated it. If you click on the dimmed object, your action will open the file represented by that object.|
|Sometimes the mouse makes things happen simply by moving |
around the screen. A mouseover occurs when an onscreen image
changes as your mouse travels over it. In the example to the right
the active link will change color as you move your mouse over it.