What is mouse and how many types of it?

Rahul Chauhan, Saturday, February 20, 2021

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What is mouse and how many types of it?

I think maybe most people are definitely using a computer but do you know that what is mouse and how many types of it?.  if you are using a computer,  then you must know the meaning of mouse and how does it work as well?

Other more devices such as a monitor, keyboard, speaker are also there, but the mouse is very different from these all. It controls all types of things on the screen, so before purchasing it let’s know about it.

We all know that we all are surrounded by technology from all four sides. The work that we do in our daily routine is connected with the technology is somewhat form. Technology not only makes our work easy but also makes our work done faster with which our lot of time is saved.

Do you know that which is the most important device to operate a computer? If you are thinking about the mouse then you have assumed absolutely right because all the activities that are done in the mouse can only be controlled by a mouse.

And it  is also important to know that how many types of mouse?. There are many types of the mouse on the market and that is used according to our needs. Now, let us start with our main topic what is a mouse and the types of mice.


What is the mouse?

The mouse is an input device. This is a pointing device that is used to interact with the computer.  Using the mouse is for choosing different items, opening and closing any page from inside on the computer screen.

 The user gives orders to do some work or task by using the mouse. The computer user can reach anywhere inside the computer screen by using this.

There are many models in the mouse and there is many different features and connectivity in it. but all models have the same two clicks and one scroll wheel at the end. There are many different interfaces of the mouse, which means that it is the medium of connecting with a computer or any other device.


What is the full form of The mouse?

The full form of the mouse is a manually operated utility for selecting equipment.


The definition of the mouse?

The mouse is a small pointing device that is used by computer the user after keeping it on the desk surface.

With the help of it,  on the display screen point, select, click, drag, drop and scroll can be done. And the mouse is also called as a pointer.


Who invented the computer mouse?

The mouse is originally said an XY position indicator that is used in the display system. Douglas Engelbart invented it in 1963.

He was working in Xerox parc that time. That became populated in that time which could be seen by us in the form of a pointing device on the computer.


Functions  of the mouse:

1 . Moving mouse cursor:-

It is the primary function of the mouse. Moving the cursor.

2.  Open of Execute a program:-

User can do open or execute any icon, folder, or program by using the mouse.

3.  Select:

The mouse is used to select text and can be used for selecting highlight.

4. Drag-and-Drop:-

Users can drag and drop any document easily.

5. Hover:-

Hover can be done over the object by using the mouse. The meaning of hover is whenever you bring cursor above any object then all the information regarding that will be shown.

6. Scroll:-

You  can scroll big documents from up and down by using the mouse.

The types of mouse interface:-

The different interface has been developed along with the time as technology became advanced. There is some interface that is given below.

1. Serial mouse:-

That is the oldest type of mouse that is not working anymore. But you can see it in some machines in the government offices.

There is a serial connector which is required a free serial port to connect with the computer. This is a typically coded type mouse that takes power to operate itself from the serial port.

This serial mouse is also referred to as a cold-pluggable, that means it should only be connected with the computer when the computer is a switch off.

PS/2 Mouse:-

That ps/2 mouse is the upper version of the serial mouse.  People have attracted more behind it after it came. That can be purchased till now because it is still available in the market and also you will get the option to connect it with the motherboard.


USB mouse:-

If we talk about this time we are using a USB interface type mouse that required a free USB port. It is either corded or wireless. It is hot-pluggable in serial PS/2 counterpart.

It means you can use it in the running condition of the computer. There is no risk neither to the mouse nor to the computer.


Wireless mouse:-

Cordless or wireless mice transmit the data via infrared radiation or radio ( it means Bluetooth) medium. A serial or USB port is used to connect the receiver to the computer here or a built-in part such as Bluetooth is used.

Today’s modern Non-Bluetooth wireless mouse uses USB receivers. Where it can be stored safely inside the mouse or somewhere is a “nano” receiver available that is designed somewhat types that can be kept always connected with the laptop or the system device.


The basic design  of mouse:-

You may have used the mouse if you are using the computer. This mouse can be seen to the right or left side of the computer.

A little space is required to operate it.

1. left the main button:-

That left button,  it comes below your lefts hands thumb that is the main button and this is mostly used in the computer.

2.  Wheel button:-

It is used to scroll and document of the page that is given or shown inside the computer.

3. Right button:-

 This right button is used for doing special operations and also used to see context menu or shortcut.

4.  Mouse Body:-

The mouse is somewhat of the size of soap. you give all weight of your hands to the mouse body and use the mouse button by using your hands.

5. Special Buttons:-

Except this, the mouse also has some special features that can be used while surfing on the internet and for used another specific function.

The types of the mouse:-

1. Corded mouse:-

A corded mouse is directly connected to the computer via a cable. It takes power from that port where it is connected, which means there are no requirements for external batteries. A corded mouse posses more accuracy because it does not have more issues like a low performance because of network interference or low batteries.

2. Cordless/Wireless mouse:-

The cordless mouse is call whom that does not need any kind of cable  wire and it  uses wireless technology  to transfer data and to connect with the computer.

It is best fitted for that place where you get trouble to use the cable for example while traveling.

There is a requirement for batteries to operate that type of mouse. It is heavy because of having a battery.


3. Mechanical mouse:-

A mechanical mouse is also known as a ball mouse because there are many rollers and a ball inside it to track the movement.

This type of mouse are typically corded variety and not much popular as an optical mouse. The performance of this mouse is very fast but you will be required to clean it on the time.


4. Optical mouse:-

An optical mouse uses optical electronics to track the mouse’s position and movement. It also got the status of the standard mechanical mouse because it is more reliable than others and also it needs less maintenance.

How does a mouse work?


How does the ball computer mouse work?

When we roll our ball mouse on the desk, the roll which is below it also starts rolling with its weight and the two plastic rollers that is linked with thin wheels it makes that go away.

One wheel from these both detects up and down direction such as y-axis, any graph or chart paper: and the second wheel detects side to side movements.

How now the question is how that wheel detects your hands movements?

Whenever you move your mouse, the ball moves the rollers itself,   one or two-wheel will move in this situation.


Disadvantages of ball mouse:

There are many problems with it. such as it does not work on every surface. Therefore it needs a special mouse mat.

Even if you have a mat, the rubber ball and its rollers start becoming nasty gradually. Therefore you must have to keep it clean and you also have the second option of using an optical mouse.


as advancement is done in the technology,  the mouse is also included in this line. Where we used to use ball mice, their wireless mouse is used.

Steadily the use of the mouse can also be stopped, because if Artificial intelligence demand may increase then we may just speak and everything would be done. Now the demands of voice commands are increased.

Peoples need more services because they don’t want to use their hands to do any work.  In that situation, we can say that in the future we might be talking about mouses.

But there is a lot of time left to happen this thing in the future. Let’s see what kind of things will be brought in the future.


Thank you for reading my article if you have any question comment below we will get back to you shortly with the answer.


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