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;