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What is the purpose of a computer mouse?

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The purpose of a computer mouse is to help users to easily navigate software applications that are installed on a computer. A computer mouse comes in different types: the traditional ball mouse, the optical mouse and the touchpad.

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What is the purpose of a computer mouse?
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Although the touchpad can be difficult to navigate for new users, many people find the most benefits associated with using it over the traditional mouse. There are no wires or adapters necessary for its use, as it is built directly into laptop computers. There is also no need for an extra USB port. A touch mouse can be used anywhere, whereas a traditional mouse needs a flat surface or mouse pad to work properly.

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