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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS by Brad Miser

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Lesson 8 Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Trackpads

In this lesson, you learn how to configure and use mice, keyboards, and trackpads to control your Mac and to provide input to it.

Understanding Input Devices

Until we arrive at the neural interfaces predicted by science fiction, we need physical ways to control and provide input to our Macs. In this lesson, you learn about the three primary input devices with which you are likely to work: mice, keyboards, and trackpads.

There are many types of these devices available from Apple and other manufacturers. The options include different physical controls, such as the number of buttons, and special functions, such as the ability to program the device to perform specific actions at the push of a key. ...

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