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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 9

Input This!

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the keyboard

arrow Using specific keys

arrow Controlling the keyboard in Windows

arrow Getting to know the mouse

arrow Working with the mouse in Windows

arrow Changing mouse behavior

arrow Touching the screen

Just like yin and yang, input and output on a computer must balance. One needs the other. Output may get all the attention, thanks to fancy graphics and stereo sound. Input is no less important. The PC’s primary input device is the keyboard, followed closely by the mouse. If a computer system sports a multitouch monitor, then perfect balance is attained because that peripheral provides both input and output. Om.

Meet Mr. Keyboard

It may be a subtle thing, and it takes a lot of blame for your typos, but the humble computer keyboard comes from a violent past. ...

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