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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 »

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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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A mouse is used to select and interact with items on a computer display. The mouse is moved around by the user, and an on-screen cursor corresponds to these movements. The cursor is used to select objects on the screen, ... More »

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In the absence of a reset button, power cycling the mouse or removing the USB dongle from the computer can help to reset a wireless mouse. Some mice even have programs through which users can reset the mouse via the comp... 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 »

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To disable the ability to use a mouse's right-click function to call a context menu in Windows, open the registry editor, create a new value and restart the computer. Create a system restore point before making any chang... More »

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