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Adjusting Mouse Settings

You can change the way your mouse behaves.

  1. Go to START > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Mouse.

Under the Buttons tab, you can:

  • Switch the primary and secondary buttons so that left-click becomes the function of the right mouse button and the right-click becomes the function of the left-mouse button.
  • Adjust the double-click speed.
  • Allow you to highlight or drag files or folders without holding the mouse button.

Under the Pointers tab, you can adjust the kind of pointer graphics you want to use for your cursors.

Under the Pointer Options tab, you can:

  • Adjust the pointer’s speed.
  • Have the pointer automatically move to the default button of a dialog box.
  • Have a pointer “trail” behind the pointer so that you can see the pointer easier when moving it about the screen.
  • Hide or show the pointer while typing.
  • Show the location of the pointer when CTRL is pressed.

If your mouse has a scrolling wheel(s), you can adjust the number of lines one notch of the scroll will move under the Wheel tab.

There are other tabs within this applet depending on the kind of mouse the computer has installed. Some include touchpad adjustment and external mice.

 

You can change the way your mouse behaves.

1.     Go to START > Control Panel.

2.     Double-click on Mouse.

 

Under the Buttons tab, you can:

  • Switch the primary and secondary buttons so that left-click becomes the function of the right mouse button and the right-click becomes the function of the left-mouse button.
  • Adjust the double-click speed.
  • Allow you to highlight or drag files or folders without holding the mouse button.

 

Under the Pointers tab, you can adjust the kind of pointer graphics you want to use for your cursors.

 

Under the Pointer Options tab, you can:

·          Adjust the pointer’s speed.

·          Have the pointer automatically move to the default button of a dialog box.

·          Have a pointer “trail” behind the pointer so that you can see the pointer easier when moving it about the screen.

·          Hide or show the pointer while typing.

·          Show the location of the pointer when CTRL is pressed.

 

If your mouse has a scrolling wheel(s), you can adjust the number of lines one notch of the scroll will move under the Wheel tab.

 

There are other tabs within this applet depending on the kind of mouse the computer has installed. Some include touchpad adjustment and external mice.

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