When navigating the screen with your computer (PC) mouse, take note on the number of buttons that are available;
RIGHT BUTTON- This button provides the action of clicking, double clicking, and dragging the cursor to create action. Single or double clicking on an icon will open the file/program, or clicking and dragging will ‘highlight’ files/programs and even text in documents.
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LEFT BUTTON- This button provides extra commands in the form of pop up menus. By ‘left-clicking’ on an icon, text, program, you get a pop up menu with commands such as Properties or Cut/Paste commands. This varies depending on what item you selected.
SCROLL BUTTON- This button moves like a wheel to navigate through web pages or documents in word processors. But it can do other things too;
- Hover over a hyperlink and press the Scroll Button down like a button and it opens another tab.
- In a browser, click the Ctrl key while scrolling and this will enlarge or make smaller the text.
A tutorial on Mouse properties;
One of the issues I’ve had to deal with since wearing bifocals is the annoyance of craning my neck and eye strain. SHResources channel on Youtube provides a quick and easy tutorial on setting your monitor to be better ergonomic for those who wear bifocals.
There are occasions that the CD/DVD drive of a computer refuses to open with conventional methods. You can open with the button available on the drive, but you can also try opening through the computer by going to My Computer, right-click on the CD/DVD drive and then select EJECT. If this doesn’t work, you need to open it manually.
Get a paper clip and straighten it out. Poke the one end in the teeny tiny hole on the drive. Its location will vary depending on the make/model of the drive.
Here is a video that shows you how its done;
I’ve been getting a number of people asking me about Windows 10. I’m signed up for the upgrade, which is a free upgrade for those who have Windows 7 or Windows 8. Here is a video by Digital Trends that explains the Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade;