A small computer device that looks like a typical small rodent however it got its tail at its front instead of its back…!!!!
Ok, a computer mouse is an input device used to execute commands by scrolling, pointing and clicking on them. Its plural form is mice.
Also read: types of mouse pointers
A typical computer mouse has two buttons located on its either sides with a scroller in between them.
It is used after connecting it to its relevant interface and then moving it on a fairly smooth surface.
Few of the operational terms used in using this device include
- Clicking – pressing and releasing left mouse button ones
- double clicking – pressing and releasing the left mouse button in two quick succesions.
- Drag & drop – pointing on an icon, pressing left button and without releasing it drag the mouse gently on its surface to different location then release the button
- Right clicking – pressing and releasing the right mouse button ones.
Computer mouse can be connected to a computer via a physical cable or wirelessly.
There are various types of computer mouse i.e
- Traditional/ standard
Today computer mouse have other devices integrated on them such as trackball, touchpad/ keypad and joystick.
Modification of this devices happens with the relevance to a targetted purpose which it is to serve.