Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

"Mouse miles" is slang for user time at the computer (as in "I travelled a lot of mouse miles this week") and also an actual measure of how much activity a computer mouse has had over time.

At least two companies offer shareware you can download that will tell you how many miles your mouse has traveled. One product provides a visual warning signal when it's time to clean your mouse.

This was last updated in January 2006
Contributor(s): Ed Zeiser
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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