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Working with DevicesPersonal Computer Fundamentals4-2Viewing Devices Using the Device ManagerIn Windows 10, all devices can be examined using the Device Manager.The Device Manager is accessedby typing Device Manager in the Search Box located to the right of the Start Button. (see Figure 4-2).Figure 4-2:Search BoxThe Device Manager window displays all the devices connected to the computer (see Figure 4-3).Someof these devices are referred to as adapters, while others are referred to as controllers.Although thereis a subtle difference between the two, from a user’s point of view they can be regarded as the samething.Figure 4-3:Device ManagerSummaryIn this section, we discussed how the operating system communicates with the peripheral devices. Welooked at:how the operating system communicates with peripheral deviceshow you can use the Device Manager to examine the devices installed on your computerIn the next section, we will look at the mouse.
Working with DevicesPersonal Computer Fundamentals4-3B - Using the MouseLearning ObjectivesIn this section, we will look at further details about the mouse, how to use it, and how to configure it inthe Windows 10 operating system. By the end of this section, you will be able to:1.Use a mouse2.Configure the mouse for use with Windows 10The Mouse and Its UseNote: Almost all computer programs sold today are designed to work with a mouse. For earlieroperating systems such as Windows 7, a mouse was essential.Although later versions of Windows,including Windows 10, include touchscreen technology for the user interface, a mouse can still be used.The MouseA mouse (see Figure 4-4) is usually connected to the computer by a cable (although many computers arenow equipped with a wireless mouse that does not require a cable). The cable attaches to either amouseport, aUSBport, or, in older systems, aserialport.Figure 4-4: Two-button mouse with a scroll wheelOn top of the mouse are buttons. Usually there are two but sometimes there are three. If there arethree buttons, the middle button is rarely used. Many mouse designs include a wheel between the twobuttons. The wheel is called ascrollwheel. It is used to scroll the window contents up and down andsome newer models also let you scroll horizontally.
Working with DevicesPersonal Computer Fundamentals4-4Basic Mouse TechniquesOn thebottomofthemouseis a ball or an optical sensor, which senses the movement of the mouse.The mouse is placed on the table or desk with the ball or sensor facing downwards.The hand rests ontop of the mouse so that the fingers are positioned over the buttons.Moving the mouse results inmovement of the mouse pointer around the screen.This enables you to select commands from menuson-screen, rather than having to type the commands.The following are the basic mouse techniquesthat are important to learn, since they are used in almost all applications:PointingPointing, or positioning, consists of moving the mouse so that the tip of the mouse pointer rests on aspecific object on the screen.

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