Get Started Today!  217-475-0226

Decatur Computers Inc. Blog

Decatur Computers Inc. has been serving the Decatur area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Your Mouse Can Do a Lot With a Click or Two

Tip of the Week: Your Mouse Can Do a Lot With a Click or Two

You might think you know all of the tricks that a mouse is capable of, but you would be wrong. Here are some of the niftiest uses possible for your mouse.

Highlighting Text
You can highlight any text by clicking and dragging your mouse over it. However, if you don’t want to do this, you can just click on a word at the beginning of the text that you want to copy, hold down Shift, and click where you want the highlight to end. All of the text between the two points will be highlighted--just like it would be if you held your mouse button down and dragged it across the text.

Take Advantage of Your Scrolling Wheel
If you’ve ever tried to press down on the mouse wheel, you can close an open tab in your web browser. By holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling up or down with the wheel, you can zoom in or out of the screen. You can also hold down the Shift key and scroll down to open up a closed tab.

Use Double and Triple Clicks
If you want to select a specific word, you can double-click it with your mouse. You can also triple-click it to select the entire body of text in the paragraph. If you double-click and drag your mouse, it will highlight one word at a time so as best to cater to your specific needs.

Select Multiple Choices in Drop-down Menus
If you’re filling out a drop-down menu where multiple options are viable choices for you, you can select multiple options by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking each of them individually.

Use the Side Buttons
Some mouses come installed with buttons on the side. These can be used to go back and forth to previously visited pages on your web browser. Depending on the model, you can also program the buttons so that they can be customized.

What are some mouse tips that you can think of? Let us know in the comments.

Would Your Users Fall For These Social Engineering...
Holiday Shopping Just Got Easier--Check out These ...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, June 24 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Privacy Technology Network Security Hackers IT Support Business Computing Cybersecurity Android Tech Term Smartphone Business Management Malware User Tips Internet Google Email Small Business Managed IT Services Ransomware Software Backup Artificial Intelligence Innovation Productivity Data Windows 10 Data Recovery Data Backup Efficiency Cloud Business Technology Cybercrime IT Management Business Phishing Communications Cost Management Saving Money App Hardware Antivirus Blockchain IT Services Mobile Device Management Gadgets Collaboration Patch Management Network Computer Outsourced IT Data Security Hard Drive Encryption Update Managed IT Services Operating System Disaster Recovery Facebook Internet of Things Maintenance BDR Bitcoin Data Protection Remote Monitoring Alert Microsoft Office Social Engineering Automation Spam Word Apps Gmail Digital Document Management Vulnerabilities Bandwidth Scam Laptop SaaS Websites Holiday Money Social Media Search Smartphones Touchscreen Tech Terms Save Money Business Continuity Project Management Data loss Hacking Access Control Microsoft Passwords Start Menu Law Enforcement Mobile Device Browser Data Breach Office 365 Windows VPN Applications Data Management Server Cryptocurrency Administration Printer Uninterrupted Power Supply Mobile Security Mobility Accountants Mobile Devices DDoS Corporate Profile Cleaning Worker Mouse Time Management Managed IT Paperless Office Two-factor Authentication Training eWaste Password Content Computers Cloud Computing Information Technology Computer Care Samsung Unified Threat Management Database History Multi-factor Authentication Google Calendar Equifax Robot Nanotechnology Mobile Technology Unified Threat Management Excel Outlook Tactics IBM Device security Startup Hosted Solutions Disaster Automobile Vendor Mangement Augmented Reality SharePoint Best Practice Tip of the week Access Network Management Addiction Website Google Docs Employer-Employee Relationship Computing Infrastructure Business Mangement Screen Reader Virtual Reality Unified Communications Distributed Denial of Service Unsupported Software Redundancy Spyware Service Level Agreement Machine Learning Budget Legislation Networking Knowledge Tablet Communication Company Culture Printing Freedom of Information Software as a Service Cortana Analytics Going Green HTML Virtualization Business Cards How to Conferencing Identity Theft Government News Comparison Upgrades Virtual Assistant Download Apple Google Drive Virus Chromebook Desktop Legal Fake News Managed Service Provider Big Data Upload Devices Emails Running Cable Downtime Google Maps Telephony YouTube Backup and Disaster Recovery Solid State Drive Downloads WiFi Telephone Systems Hard Drive Disposal Emergency Trends Compliance Bluetooth Cabling Piracy IT Support Specifications VoIP Settings VoIp Wireless Microsoft Excel Regulations Consultant email scam Vulnerability Gamification Wireless Headphones Software License Audit Television Managing Stress CrashOverride BYOD Multi-Factor Security Office Users Office Tips Windows 10 Marketing Twitter

Latest Blog

IT support is one of the most important parts of any modern business simply because it’s just not feasible to run a business without any form of technology at its core. For example, most businesses rely on email and other forms of communication, whereas stores might require ...

Latest News

Decatur Computers Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.decaturcomputers.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.