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Using Windows with a Mouse

To use Windows efficiently, you must master a few simple operations, all of which you perform with your mouse. Most mouse operations include pointing and clicking. Normal clicking uses the left mouse button; however, some operations require that you click the right mouse button instead.

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  • circle-1.jpg To single-click, position the cursor over the onscreen item and click the left mouse or touchpad button.

  • circle-2.jpg To double-click, position the cursor over the onscreen item and click the left mouse or touchpad button twice in rapid succession.

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  • circle-3.jpg To right-click, position the cursor over the onscreen item, and then click the right mouse button.

  • circle-4.jpg To drag and drop an item from one location to another, position the cursor over the item, click and hold the left mouse button, drag the item to a new position, and then release the mouse button.

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