IPCI Info

Basic Mouse Techniques

Generally the mouse has two buttons where one is the primary mouse button and the other is secondary. In windows, the left mouse button is set as primary button by default. The primary button is used to perform the majority of tasks whereas the secondary button is used to display shortcut menu for the current window application.

Term Meaning
Click To quickly press and release the primary mouse button to select a single item
Double- Click To click the primary mouse button twice in rapid succession to carry out an action after the item is selected.
Point To move the mouse until  the mouse pointer on the screen points to the item of choice.
Drag To press and hold down the primary mouse button while moving the mouse.
Drag- and –Drop Pointing to the item of choice, press and hold down the primary mouse button while moving the mouse. Release the mouse button on reaching the desired location to place the item

 

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