Point, Click, Done

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CPT 105 · Franklin College · Erich Prisner · 2002-2007


The mouse is one of the most basic input devices.


You can move the mouse around. Also you have two buttons, the left one and the right one. You can

How it works

> introduced by Apple in 84

mechanical mouse

optical mouse

Emits light of the surface and analyses movement using a camera.

Into the cable ...

using again either PS/2 or USB, again powers comes from the computer to the mouse, data goes from mouse to computer, again as a string of bytes.


track ball, ...

Avoiding a mouse

Sometimes, for instance with a notebook in a plane, you want to avoid mouse use and also trackball, ... . ...........................