Microsoft Hardware mice do far more than move the cursor around. 
Read below for additional functions depending on which device you own.

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Buttons

Action

Compatible device

Left click

Click, double-click, drag and drop

All

Right click

Pull down menu

All

Scroll wheel

Scroll vertically by rolling wheel up or down

Arc Mouse

Sculpt Comfort Mouse

Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Wireless Mouse 2000

Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000

Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000

Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500

Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

Wireless Mouse 5000

Comfort Mouse 3000

Comfort Mouse 4500

Comfort Mouse 6000

Basic Optical Mouse 500

Compact Optical Mouse 500

Tilt wheel

Scroll vertically by rolling wheel up or down, scroll horizontally by clicking wheel left or right

Sculpt Comfort Mouse

Sculpt Mobile Mouse

Wireless Mouse 2000

Comfort Mouse 4500

Scroll wheel with Flip 3D in Windows 7

Easily switch between open windows by clicking

Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000+

Windows 7

Back button

Click to navigate between folders or webpages

Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Customizable buttons

Customize all four buttons to your workflow

Arc Mouse

Middle touch strip

4-way swipe scrolling. Scroll through documents and web pages with new Windows 8 features. Scroll slowly with a gentle swipe or quickly with a flick of the finger, then tap to stop.

Explorer Touch Mouse

Arc Touch Mouse

Sculpt Touch Mouse

Wedge Touch Mouse

Touch surface

Large touch surface allows for 4-way scrolling. Scroll slowly with a gentle swipe or quickly with a flick of the finger Tap to stop or select.

Touch Mouse

Wedge Touch Mouse

Touch surface +

Windows 8

One finger - manage content

Slide one finger to manage content

Slide in any direction to scroll

Flick in any direction to scroll quickly

Two fingers - manage apps

Slide two fingers to manage apps

Three fingers - zoom

Slide three fingers to zoom

Slide forward to zoom in

Slide back to zoom out

Thumb - move through apps

Slide right to forward, slide left to go back

Touch Mouse

Wedge Touch Mouse

Touch surface +

Windows 7

One finger:

Scroll, flick, or pan any direction for quick navigation

Scroll slowly with a gentle swipe or quickly with a flick of the finger, tap to stop.

Two fingers:

Snap to see your windows side by side, or maximize and minimize

Three fingers:

Show all open windows or reveal your desktop

Thumb: Sweep your thumb to go forward or back

Touch Mouse

Windows touch tab

Press to view Start screen, swipe to cycle through all of your open apps

Sculpt Comfort Mouse

Windows button

Press to view Start screen

Sculpt Mobile Mouse

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