Definition of computer mouse

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Definition of computer mouse

The “Computer Mouse” is a important device to give instructions to your Computer. “Computer Mouse” is an “Input Device” that detects “Two Dimensional Motions” relative to a surface in the Computer. This motion is normally translated into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows for fine control of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the “Computer Mouse” in the Computer. A “Computer Mouse” consists of an object held in one’s hand with one or more buttons in physically. Sometimes, “Computer Mouse” features other elements such as “Touch Surfaces” and “Wheels”. It will give you to enable extra control and dimensional “Computer Input” to the “Computer Mouse” in the Computer.

 

Characteristics of computer mouse

 

1. Mouse pointer

Definition of computer mouse

The virtual movements of the “Computer Mouse” on the surface are apply to the position of the pointer on the Monitor Display Screen. It signals the “Mouse Pointer” where actions of the user take place. The hand movements are replicated by the “Mouse Pointer”.

2. Open computer programs

Clicking can select specific files, programs or actions from a list of names, or through small images called “Computer Icons”. For example, a “Text File” might be represented by a picture of a paper notebook, and clicking while the cursor clicking this icon might cause a text editing program to open the file in a window.

3. Mouse click

“Mouse Click” means pressing and releasing a button from your “Computer Mouse”.

          a) Single click (mouse left button):

Clicking the “Main Button” from your Mouse.

          b) Double click (mouse left button):

Clicking the button two times in quick succession counts as a different gesture than two separate “Single Clicks” from your Mouse.

          c) Right click:

Clicking the “Secondary Button”.

          d) Middle click:

Clicking the “Tertiary Button”.

4. Mouse drag and drop

Pressing and holding a button and moving the “Computer Mouse” without releasing it. You can drag an object while holding the “Right Mouse Button” down instead of the more commonly used left mouse button from your “Computer Mouse”. Then, you can drop the “Computer Object” or “Computer Item” one to another location to the Computer Monitor Screen” in your Computer.

5. Using mouse button order

- Combination of “Right Click”, then “Left Click” from your “Computer Mouse”
- Combination of “Left Click”, then “Right Click” from your “Computer Mouse” or “Keyboard Letter” from your “Computer
Keyboard”
- Combination of “Left Click” or “Right Click” and the “Mouse Wheel”

6. Mouse movement

You can move your “Mouse Pointer” to the Left, Right, Up and Down position which you want from your Monitor Display Screen in your Computer.

7. Select an object

Definition of computer mouse

You can “Select” an object by clicking the “Left Button” from your “Mouse” in your Computer.

8. Change mouse gestures

“Mouse Gesture” means, a “Stylized Motion” of the “Mouse Cursor” itself from your “Computer Mouse” in your Computer.

 

For example- In a drawing program, moving the “Computer Mouse” in a rapid “x” motion over a shape might delete the shape.

 

9. Contextual menu

Definition of computer mouse

When “Computer Mouse” has more than one button, Computer Software may assign different functions to each button. Usually, the Primary Button (Left Button) on the mouse will select “Objects” or “Items” and the Secondary Button (Right Button) will bring up a “Contextual Menu” of alternative actions applicable to that item from your “Computer Mouse” in your Computer.

10. Games player visual dimension

In interactive three dimensional graphics, the “Computer Mouse” motion often translates directly into changes in the “Virtual Camera Orientation”.

 

For example- in the “First Person Shooter Games”, “Computer Game Virtual Player” usually employ the “Computer Mouse” to control the direction in which the “Computer Game Virtual Player’s Head” or “Virtual Player’s Faces”, moving the mouse up will cause the “Computer Game Virtual Player” to look up, revealing the view above the “Computer Game Virtual Player’s Head”. A related function makes an image of an object rotate, so that all sides can be examined.

 

11. Types of mouse

          a) Mechanical mouse

Definition of computer mouse

The “Computer Ball Mouse” replaced the external wheels with a single ball that could rotate in any direction. The “Computer Ball Mouse” has two freely rotating rollers. They are located 90 degrees apart. One roller detects the forward – backward motion of the mouse and other the left- right motion.

         b) Optical and laser mouse

Definition of computer mouse

A “Laser Computer Mouse” is an “Optical Mouse” that uses coherent (Laser Light).

          c) Gaming mouse

Definition of computer mouse

This “Computer Mouse” is specifically designed for use in “Computer Games”. They typically employ a wide array of controls and buttons and have designs that differ fundamentally from traditional “Computer Mouse”.

12. Connectivity and communication protocols

          a) PS/2 mouse

Definition of computer mouse

The “PS/2 Mouse” to your “Computer Casing PS/2 Port” to the “Back Panel” to connect with your Computer.

          b) USB mouse

Definition of computer mouse

The “USB Mouse” is connected to your “Computer Casing USB (Universal Serial Bus) Port” to Connect with your Computer. You can use the “USB Mouse” to your “Computer Casing USB (Universal Serial Bus) Port” to the “Back Panel” or “Front Panel” to connect with your Computer.

          c) Wireless or cordless mouse

Definition of computer mouse

Cordless or Wireless “Computer Mouse” transmits data via infrared radiation or radio. The “Receiver” is connected to the Computer through a “Serial Port” or “USB Port” to connect with your Computer.

13. Multiple mouse systems

Definition of computer mouse

Some “Computer Systems” allow two or more “Computer Mouse” to be used at once as input devices. 16-bit era “Home Computers” such as the “Amiga” used this to allow “Computer Games” with two players interacting on the same computer.

14. Mouse speed

Definition of computer mouse

“Computer Mouse Speed” can be changed from the Control Panel in your Computer.

15. Mouse pad

Definition of computer mouse

Old versions of “Computer Mouse” required “Computer Mouse Pad” to do movement your “Computer Mouse Pointer” to the Monitor Display Screen in your Computer. But, Modern “Computer Mouse” does not require any “Computer Mouse Pad” to do movement your “Computer Mouse Pointer” to the Monitor Display Screen in your Computer.

16. Contextual menu keyboard shortcut

Definition of computer mouse

You have to press the following Keyboard Shortcuts to use the “Contextual Menu” from your “Right Button” of your Mouse.

 

Press “Mouse Right Button Menu” or “Mouse Contextual Menu”

from your “Keyboard”

 

17. Mouse port

Definition of computer mouse

“PS/2 Port” for using the “PS/2 Mouse” and “USB Port” for using the “USB Mouse” in your Computer.

18. Mouse port converter

Definition of computer mouse

You can use the “Mouse Converter Device” to “Convert” the “Mouse Port Connection” to connect to your “Computer Casing Back Panel” with your “Computer Mouse” in your Computer.

 

For example- “PS/2 Port” to “USB Port” or “USB Port” to “PS/2 Port” to connect to your “Computer Casing Back Panel” in your Computer.

 

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Requirements

 

1. Computer User

2. Computer

3. “Computer Monitor” to display the “Mouse Pointer”

4. A “Computer Mouse” to give input to your Computer

5. “PS/2 Port” for using “PS/2 Mouse” and “USB Port” for using “USB Mouse”

6. Mouse Pad

7. Need “Control Panel” to change the “Mouse Speed”

 

Tips

 

a) You should use the “Computer Laser Mouse” or “Computer Optical
Mouse” for getting the better performance from your “Computer Mouse” in your Computer.

b) You can use the “Mouse Converter Device” to “Convert” the “Mouse
Port Connection” to connect to your “Computer Casing Back Panel” with your “Computer Mouse” in your Computer.

c) You should use the “Mouse Pad” to use the “Computer Mouse” smoothly in your Computer.

In this way, you can understand about Definition of computer mouse, Characteristics of computer mouse, Requirements and Tips for using the “Computer Mouse” perfectly in your Computer.

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