According to PC Magazine Encyclopedia, a mechanical mouse uses friction between a roller ball and a mouse pad to determine hand motion and translate it into pointer movement on a computer. A mechanical mouse is called a ... More »

A computer mouse may freeze or become unresponsive because of accumulated dirt, use of the wrong settings or a bad surface. An incompatible driver, a loose cable or interference from other input devices may also cause th... More »

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To troubleshoot a wireless mouse, you must first identify the exact problem, such as the pointer moving erratically, the mouse being unresponsive to clicks or the mouse ceasing to work after several minutes of use. If th... More »

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There are several reasons why a computer mouse doesn't work, including a bad USB port, a hardware conflict or a frozen computer. Try ruling these things out first as they are the most common causes of a mouse not working... More »

External components of a computer include the monitor, keyboard, mouse and a wide range of optional peripherals, such as printers and scanners. Any component that does not require opening the computer's case to physicall... More »

To restore your Toshiba computer to its original factory settings, shut down the computer from the Windows Start menu, and disconnect all external devices such as the mouse, keyboard, and USB hubs. Connect the computer t... More »

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Douglas Engelbart was an American inventor who is most famous for his invention of the computer mouse. Additionally, his work and research as part of the Augmentation Research Center Lab in Menlo Park, Calif., helped dev... More »