Windows 10 Mouse Button Functions

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Part of Windows 10 At Work For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can control Windows 10 with your mouse or your keyboard. It’s the traditional tool for positioning and clicking the cursor on the screen without using touch-sensitive devices.

Mouse Button Used Action Purpose
Left mouse button Click Moves the cursor, selects an object, pulls down a menu, or
chooses a menu command.
Left mouse button Double-click Runs or opens a file.
Left mouse button Drag Moves an object, resizes an object, highlights text, and
highlights multiple objects.
Wheel mouse button Roll Scrolls up and down a window.
Right mouse button Right-click Displays a shortcut pop-up menu.