The mouse is known as a peripheral device. It is a piece of hardware attached to our computer to make challenging keyboard navigation easier. The mouse has its own IRQ and most computer users consider it a vital piece of hardware. They come in many flavors and styles but basically the setup is the same.
The two basic styles you might see are a traditional mouse, which is operated by rolling the device around your desk, and a trackball, which is operated by using your hand or fingers to position the ball in the device, without moving the device itself. The graphics that follow are of a typical trackball and mouse.
The mouse must be configured to use the menu features of an OS. Configuring the mouse is done through the Control Panel. If it is a mouse with special features and functions the manufacturer will include special software and drivers to utilize the special features. Youll find them in the Control Panel along with basic mouse adjustments. If those features are not available, and you know your mouse should support them, check to make sure that you have the manufacturers most current drivers and software installed.
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