How to Use a Mouse Adult Literacy Center Created by Andrea L. Lawrence MS.
Mouse Tutorial Uncomfortable using the mouse? This tutorial will show you how easy it is.
How will you use the mouse? You'll be using the mouse in the following ways: • To move from one screen to another; • To click on pictures; • To click on buttons; • To click on answers to questions; and • To click on links to other web pages.
How to hold the mouse: • Reach for mouse with your hand. • Rest your palm on the mouse's back. • Place your thumb and little finger on either side of the mouse.
Moving the mouse: • Look for the cursor on the screen. Shake the mouse to and fro for a moment. • Hold the mouse as described before, and while looking at the screen move your hand vertically from right to left. Notice how the cursor moves from right to left. • Keep your eyes on the screen. Move the mouse closer to your body and then further away. Notice how the cursor moves up and down the screen.
Clicking with the mouse: • The two buttons on the mouse are for "clicking". • The left mouse button will be doing most of the work. You'll want to keep your index finger "on the trigger," by resting it on the left mouse button. • Place your index finger gently on the left button. • To click, • HOLD THE MOUSE STEADY • and bear down momentarily with your index finger on the left mouse button. • You should hear a "click" as you press down on the mouse.
Practice! Practice! Practice! • Mouscercise one • Mouscersice Two • Advanced mouse lesson (this lesson leads into basic computer skills) CONGRATULATIONS! You have completed the mouse training.