Surrey Public Library Electronic Classrooms Mousing Matters
A mouse is a pointing device that allows you to select objects on the screen. What is a Mouse?
Holding a Mouse Thumb rests on the left side of the mouse. Index finger rests on the left button. Middle finger rests on the right button.
Types of Mice Ball Mouse – Features a rubber ball placed at the bottom of the mouse.
Types of Mice Optical Mouse -- Instead of a ball, it has a low-power laser light underneath it.
Types of Mice Wireless Mouse -- Makes use of infrared signals to connect to your computer.
Types of Mice Trackballs – The ball is on top of the device.
Types of Mice Track Pad – A small square near the bottom of keyboard on a laptop computer.
Types of Mice Wheel Mouse – The wheel is an additional accessory placed between two buttons found in a mouse.
Mouse Accessories Mouse Pad – Improves performance and protects the mouse.
Mouse Accessories Mouse Skates – Sticking to the bottom of the mouse which can make the moving easier and smoother.
Mouse Accessories Mouse Bungee – Raises the mouse cord so that it will not get snagged by other cables or objects in the desk.
Mouse Clicking A – Left Clicking B – Right Clicking C – Scrolling D – Reach out and grasp the mouse as you were shaking hands.
Adjusting the Mouse Speed From the Start menu, choose Settings, Control Panel. Double click the mouse icon in the control panel. Drag the double click speed slider to the point that represents how fast you double-click. Double click the jack-in- the-box. If he doesn’t pop out, you’ve set your speed too fast.
Learning Activities Follow this link http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7C7E83A9-7C1B-417F-984D- 224CEA488E37/0/MousingMatterswebsites.pdf http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7C7E83A9-7C1B-417F-984D- 224CEA488E37/0/MousingMatterswebsites.pdf When you click on the link the document will be at the bottom of your screen after the presentation has ended Activity 1 – Clicking and Placing of a Mouse Activity 2 – Scroll Bars / Check Boxes / Drop Down Menus / Text Boxes Activity 3 – Click and Drag Activity 4 – Windows Paint Program