Discover different types of pointing devices: a traditional mouse, trackball, pen or digital stylus, and gamepads. Find out how to connect the mouse to the PC, configure the mouse's input options, and set up a left-handed mouse.
- [Instructor] Graphical operating systems need more…than a keyboard for input, so around 1984,…for some reason, computers started coming with mice.…These pointing devices provide input,…and are necessary tools for the modern computer.…In this movie, I cover pointing devices.…I cover the variety, how they're connected,…and how to configure these devices.…What is a typical computer mouse?…It's really difficult to describe,…that's why they're called pointing devices and not mice.…
The standard desktop computer mouse…features at least two buttons.…Most have a third, wheel button between the other two.…And some mice feature additional buttons on the sides,…up to five buttons total.…Nearly all mice today use a laser, or LED,…on the bottom to detect movement.…They can operate on any surface except…for glass or anything shiny.…Trackball mice aren't as popular as they once were,…but they're still available.…This pointing device is frequently called…the upside down mouse because of the large ball…that sits on top.…
You rotate the ball to move the mouse pointer.…
This course is designed to provide a detailed introduction to PC hardware and peripherals. The fundamentals of storage, processing, graphics, audio, displays, and networks are covered. Whether you're a budding IT professional or someone who seeks a deeper understanding of how devices works, you can gain a foundation of help desk knowledge by examining the steps and techniques demonstrated in this course.
- Looking inside the computer console
- Working with connectors and connections
- Exploring the motherboard
- Working with internal and external storage
- Working with processors
- Examining memory and expansion cards
- Configuring the graphics system
- Working with monitors and touch screens
- Accessing audio
- Exploring printer types
- Connecting and configuring the printer
- Making network connections
- Setting up gateways
- Sharing network resources
- Activating and deactivating Bluetooth
Skill Level Beginner
1. Hardware Overview
2. Console Tour
3. Internal Features
Preparing mass storage6m 55s
5. PC Graphics System
6. Input/Output Devices
7. Printers and Printing
Exploring printer types3m 19s
9. Bluetooth and Bluetooth Peripherals
Understanding Bluetooth3m 10s
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