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Navigating with the Mouse    
A common phrase used with computers is the “mouse.” If you are on a desktop computer, such as a MacPro, iMac, or Mac Mini, then you will have a palm-sized device that you move with your hand to navigate around your desktop. If you are on a laptop, then you will use the track-pad and your finger to navigate. As you move the mouse around, you will see the arrow move around the desktop. This arrow is also referred to as the cursor and it will change icons depending on what application you are in. The important thing to understand now is that the mouse and the arrow are how you navigate and select things. You will also click with your mouse. By clicking a button on the mouse you can open or select certain things on your computer. A common computer phrase is “double-click’ which means click twice and fairly fast. For example if I want to open my hard drive, I will move the mouse over to it and quickly click the mouse twice. Notice that if I just click one time, I will select the icon but not open it. Different applications and tasks will generally require a click or a double-click to select or open.
 
 
         
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