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Until the invention of graphical operating systems, the keyboard was the only way that most people input information into their PCs. Mice are used in graphical environments to let users provide simple "point and click" instructions to the computer. The main advantage of a mouse over the keyboard is simplicity. There are also some operations that are much easier to perform with a mouse than a keyboard (such as picking an item on a screen or choosing from a list of options).

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