Dear Computer Lady,
I have a Dell computer, and have 4 usb ports in the back and two in the front. I bought a wireless mouse that has a round end and my ports are the rectangle size. I find that the mouse selections do not inform you of this before purchase. How can I determine that I am purchasing the correct one.
On modern computers, there are usually two different ways to connect your mouse. One is the round, PS/2 port, and the other is a rectangle USB port. I have noticed that many Dell computers have dropped the PS/2 connection entirely and depend entirely on USB connections for their mouse and keyboards.
When you go to purchase a mouse, wireless or not, the packaging will say that the mouse is either PS/2 or, USB. Often, the mouse will have an adapter and say both USB and PS/2. As long as you make sure the mouse says USB somewhere on the packaging, you will be assured that it will work with your computer.
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