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Welcome to Mouse Basics Ewing Branch Library Computer Training Laverne Mann, Trainer [email_address]
What is a MOUSE?  Every day of your computing life, you reach out for your  mouse  whenever you want to move your cursor o...
<ul><li>We want you to be a “Happy Clicker”! </li></ul>
What will we work on together today? <ul><li>HOLD MOUSE </li></ul><ul><li>CLICKING </li></ul><ul><li>SCROLLING </li></ul><...
How to hold the mouse– Mousercise! <ul><li>Anchor </li></ul><ul><li>Index on left click </li></ul><ul><li>Middle on right ...
CLICKING  <ul><li>Open and close desktop programs </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN   Click once to  Choose program   ( Green X ) </l...
<ul><li>CLOSE Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Click  X  in upper right hand corner </li></ul>
Microsoft Word   <ul><li>Click  Blue W  Press Enter </li></ul>
Microsoft Word <ul><li>Arrow is a way to get choices MENU </li></ul><ul><li>Tip of arrow to  File -  click once </li></ul>...
Internet Explorer <ul><li>Click  Blue E </li></ul>
<ul><li>INTERNET EXPLORER </li></ul><ul><li>What Web site are we at? </li></ul><ul><li>What program are we using? </li></u...
SCROLLING <ul><li>Short or long scroll bar? </li></ul><ul><li>Up arrow, down arrow </li></ul><ul><li>Arrows mean more choi...
HIGHLIGHTING and more <ul><li>Click and hold- highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Right click </li></ul>
Practice your own mousing! <ul><li>ACCURACY COUNTS! </li></ul><ul><li>Mouseaerobics! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ckls.org...
Thank you for your time! <ul><li>For more practice-- </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts| </li></ul><ul><li>Go to  www.mcl.org   </...
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Mouse Basics

  1. 1. Welcome to Mouse Basics Ewing Branch Library Computer Training Laverne Mann, Trainer [email_address]
  2. 2. What is a MOUSE? Every day of your computing life, you reach out for your mouse whenever you want to move your cursor or activate something. Your mouse senses your motion and your clicks and sends them to the computer so it can respond appropriately. http://www.howstuffworks.com/mouse.htm
  3. 3. <ul><li>We want you to be a “Happy Clicker”! </li></ul>
  4. 4. What will we work on together today? <ul><li>HOLD MOUSE </li></ul><ul><li>CLICKING </li></ul><ul><li>SCROLLING </li></ul><ul><li>HIGHLIGHTING </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to hold the mouse– Mousercise! <ul><li>Anchor </li></ul><ul><li>Index on left click </li></ul><ul><li>Middle on right </li></ul><ul><li>Relax your hand </li></ul><ul><li>Slide mouse </li></ul>
  6. 6. CLICKING <ul><li>Open and close desktop programs </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN Click once to Choose program ( Green X ) </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>CLOSE Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Click X in upper right hand corner </li></ul>
  8. 8. Microsoft Word <ul><li>Click Blue W Press Enter </li></ul>
  9. 9. Microsoft Word <ul><li>Arrow is a way to get choices MENU </li></ul><ul><li>Tip of arrow to File - click once </li></ul><ul><li>Click in blank spot </li></ul><ul><li>Type your name X to Exit </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Word- Mondays at 10 AM </li></ul>
  10. 10. Internet Explorer <ul><li>Click Blue E </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>INTERNET EXPLORER </li></ul><ul><li>What Web site are we at? </li></ul><ul><li>What program are we using? </li></ul><ul><li>Use Title bar BACK button </li></ul><ul><li>Once a month classes: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Word/Internet- Mon 10 AM Internet Basics –Tues 6:30 PM </li></ul>
  12. 12. SCROLLING <ul><li>Short or long scroll bar? </li></ul><ul><li>Up arrow, down arrow </li></ul><ul><li>Arrows mean more choices </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Click, Double click [click,click] </li></ul>
  13. 13. HIGHLIGHTING and more <ul><li>Click and hold- highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Right click </li></ul>
  14. 14. Practice your own mousing! <ul><li>ACCURACY COUNTS! </li></ul><ul><li>Mouseaerobics! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab/tutorials/mouse/page1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Jigzone.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you for your time! <ul><li>For more practice-- </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts| </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.mcl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Weblinks- Computer tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation form </li></ul>

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