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How To Efficiently Use The Right Click Mouse Button

Since Windows 95, Microsoft added built in functionality for us to use the right mouse button. And the term known as the "right click" or "right clicking" was quickly adopted in the computer industry. Typically, when you press the right mouse button (right click) within Windows, a menu will appear on your screen allowing you to choose specific options applicable to the application you are using. Therefore, this technical brief will help you familiarize yourself with the right click functionality now built into Windows.

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Using The Right Click Mouse Button

  1. For demonstration purposes, right click on the Desktop and notice the menu choices available.
  2. Now left click (normal click) on the word Properties at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Notice how this quickly take you to the Display Properties window to adjust display settings.
  4. Now close this Display Properties window to return back to the Desktop.
  5. OK, now right click on the Recycle Bin icon on the Desktop and observe its menu of choices.
  6. Now left click (normal click) on the word Properties at the bottom of the menu.
  7. Notice how this quickly take you to the Recycle Bin Properties window to adjust its settings.
  8. Now close this Recycle Bin Properties window to return back to the Desktop.
  9. OK, now right click on other Desktop icons like my My Computer and observe its menu of choices.
  10. Explore these available choices and see where the choices lead you to.
  11. Then try opening up other programs such as Internet Explorer or Microsoft Word etc.
  12. OK, now right click within these Programs and observe the menu of choices that appear for you.
  13. If you are in a open Microsoft Word document, you will see options for copying and pasting etc.
  14. These right click functions will work for all Windows Operating Systems including Windows XP.

You Can Also Adjust Your Mouse Settings By Reading: How To Adjust Your Mouse Settings

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