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scroll mouse

A mouse with a rubber or plastic wheel located between the left and right buttons (the "scroll wheel"). Also known as a "wheel mouse," when the wheel is moved back and forth, the active window is scrolled, eliminating the need to aim the pointer at the scroll bar.

Introduced in 1996, the scroll mouse is very useful for viewing long documents and Web pages, which have a vertical (portrait) orientation. Along with the regular left and right buttons, scroll mice may have side buttons that can be programmed for Previous Page, Next Page and other actions. In addition, the scroll wheel may move from side to side for horizontal scrolling. See touch scroll and scroll bar.


Scroll Mice
Popularized by Microsoft's IntelliMouse, scroll mice have become the norm ever since. In these examples, the arrows point to the scroll wheels.
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The 3 button wireless wheel mouse makes internet and document browsing real smooth.
Each winner receives two Whisper Quiet RM Ecoquiet PCs - with Intel Celeron M processor (or equivalent), Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 25MB RAM, 40GB hard disk drive, 10/100 Ethernet (FireWire), CD drive, integrated sound and integrated graphics, two-button wheel mouse and standard keyboard - one each for themselves and one each for their chosen school.
Each winner receives 2 Whisper Quiet RM EcoQuiet PCs (Intel Celeron M processor (or equivalent), Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 256 MB RAM, 40GB hard disk drive, 10/100 Ethernet (FireWire), CD drive, Integrated sound and integrated graphics 2-button wheel mouse and standard keyboard).
Cordless Desktop i-touch pounds 70 This keyboard comes complete with its own cordless wheel mouse as standard, and will help you find your ultimate comfort position while you work.
This keyboard comes complete with its own cordless wheel mouse as standard and will help you find your ultimate comfort position while you work.
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Microsoft's Wireless Desktop system -- a wireless Internet keyboard and Microsoft's wireless wheel mouse -- are simplicity itself to install.
En su lugar, el Cordless Wheel Mouse utiliza un emisor de radio que es el encargado de recibir la informacion del mouse para transmitirla a la computadora.
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