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Keyboard and Mouse Basics - The Mouse

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The mouse is used to select, activate and manipulate features on the screen.

Practice using the mouse to move a scroll bar.

Windows programs use a scroll bar when there is more to be seen than can fit in one area.

Read the riddle in the text box. To see the answer, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the box.

  1. Put the mouse pointer on the upside down triangle on the right hand side of the text box.
  2. Click on it using the left mouse button. For every click the box will move down.
  3. * You can also click directly on the scroll bar, and "slide" down the box to see the answer. Using the left mouse button, click and hold the slider, as if you were grabbing it. Then slide in whatever direction you desire.

Practice using the Back Space Key to make corrections
 

  1. Put the mouse cursor (it will change from an arrow to a vertical line) at the end of the sentence.
  2. Click the left mouse button one time. The cursor (flashing black line) should appear after the word lamb.
  3. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard move the cursor next to the d in had.
  4. Press the BACKSPACE key to erase the d.
  5. Type an s to change the word had to has.
  6. To move to the next activity, click outside the box.

Making changes using the Delete key.
 

  1. Move the mouse (looks like an "I") to just after the b in lamb.
  2. Click the left mouse button one time. The typing cursor (blinking line) should appear.
  3. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard move the cursor to the beginning of the word little.
  4. Use the DELETE key to erase little.
  5. Type a new word to describe the lamb.
  6. To move to the next activity, click outside the box.