Become a Mouse Master

What We'll Learn

  1. Common challenges when using a mouse
  2. Opportunities to improve mouse skills

Mouse Rules

A computer mouse provides you with a powerful and easy way to do things on your computer. Here are a couple of quick rules of thumb to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure your mouse is perfectly still when clicking or the click won't register. 
  2. The left mouse button is the Go button.  It's used most of the time to select or do things on your computer
  3. The right mouse button is the Menu button.  It's used infrequently to give you options for an item on your screen
  4. If you click on something and it doesn't do what you want, try double-clicking it with the left  mouse button
For a full description of how to use a computer mouse, including use for those of us that are left-handed, please read this tutorial at Microsoft.  When finished, close the window and you will return to this page.


Try out the following fun exercises for some mouse practice.  You'll quickly be on your way to being a Mouse Master!