What other inventions came about from the first mouse click? One of the most important innovations was the mouse pad. When you got a good pad and began typing on it, you could easily scroll up or down the screen by using your finger or a stylus.
The earliest models were not that good. There were problems with moving the mouse from left to right or down. Many people soon learned that if you placed a bookmark on the top corner of the mouse pad, then you could move the mouse cursor around using your mouse’s track wheel instead of having to scroll up and down using the scroll button. Soon the mouse pad became a large, comfortable leather accessory that was easy to use. It even had a button for turning the lights off.
Then someone decided to place a small electrical charge on the edges of the mouse buttons.
This made the mouse much easier to turn. Soon this became the standard on all mice in use. The invention of the computer mouse came next. Many people began to type on their keyboards instead of their mice. Soon they realized that this was much easier than pushing the buttons on the mouse.
People soon realized that if they pushed the center mouse button, then the cursor would move up and down. Some even began placing their windows on the mouse pad itself. The first clicker mouse came along later and these first clickers revolutionized the industry. These devices allowed people to click without having to hold the mouse button down.
The computer mouse and the clicker mouse are now commonly used by nearly everyone in the world.
Each has its advantages, though there is no debate that the computer mouse is the more superior device. Many people argue that without the clicker mouse, our fingers would have been damaged. There are many who agree with this statement, but it does not have the same impact when you look at the benefits of the mouse.