A lot of people who use a computer for work or play may be unaware that they can damage their mouse by using it incorrectly. Drag clicking is one such way to accidentally do this and if you don’t know how to avoid it, your mouse could become damaged and need replacing before its time. So what exactly is drag clicking? When you click on something with the left-click button on your mouse, the item will open in whatever program it has been designated for (for example when you click on a link in Internet Explorer, that link will open in Internet Explorer).
I was recently working on my computer when I heard a loud pop and then felt extreme pain in my hand. At first, I thought that maybe my cat had run across the keyboard while it was open, but after closer inspection of the situation, I realized that this wasn’t so. Instead, what had happened was that somehow one of the metal parts on the bottom of my mouse had come loose and caused some damage to both me and the computer itself. The moral of this story is to be very careful when you are adjusting your mouse; you never know when something like this could happen!
Sure, you can click your mouse no problem. Dragging and dropping is often a bit more difficult for those with arthritis or other conditions that cause pain in the joints of their hands. So what causes this? Is it the clicking itself or the dragging motion that causes damage to your mouse? We’ll take a look at some common problems that arise from these actions and how you can avoid them! Let’s get started!
Clicking and dragging your mouse can damage it over time. Dragging is when you hold the left click button, move your mouse across the screen to navigate or interact with an item, then release the left click button. This causes wear on both internal and external parts of a computer mouse that may need replacement after extended use.
It also increases stress which could cause malfunctions in future sessions. Learning how to properly use a computer mouse will increase its lifespan and prevent damage to other components such as the USB port and motherboard inside a laptop or desktop PC!