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3 module basic hardware


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3 module basic hardware

  1. 1. Mouse Basics <ul><li>A Module of the CYC Course – Computer Basics </li></ul>7-19-10
  2. 2. What’s a mouse? <ul><li>The mouse is a piece of equipment that helps us do many things on our computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It controls the cursor or pointer on our screen. </li></ul><ul><li>It is sometimes called a “Pointing Device.” </li></ul><ul><li>Put your hand on the mouse. </li></ul>Definition courtesy of Webopedia:
  3. 3. One click or two? <ul><li>Use one click to select buttons, like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. One click or two? <ul><li>Use two clicks to select icons, like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If one click doesn’t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work, try two! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Experiment <ul><li>Lift your mouse into the air. Place it back on the desk/table in a different location. Notice the cursor location on your screen did not change. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Practicing using the Mouse <ul><li>Go to Mouserobics . </li></ul><ul><li>Practice “Mouserobics” by following the instructions on the screen. </li></ul>