4.2.8 Using a mouse

There are lots of different styles of mouse, but most have a left and a right button.

Using a mouse

There are several types of mice, but most include left and right buttons.

Rest your hand on the mouse and place your index finger on the left button while your thumb rests on the side. The wire must point in the direction of the computer. Always keep the mouse in touch with a mouse pad, desk, or other firm surface.

The mouse is used to move the pointer around the display. Based on the ask t computer, the cursor varies. As an arrow, it is used to move and select items, as a hand to click on links while browsing the Internet, and as an hourglass when awaiting the computer to complete a task.