Who invented a computer mouse?
Douglas engelbart invented the computer mouse/pointing device.
Well the first mouse was invented by Tom Cranston, Fred Longstaff and Kenyon Taylor, but the design was not patented. Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute invented the wheel-based mouse in 1963. The first ball-based mouse was invented by Bill English at Xerox PARC in 1972. Douglas Engelbart
i was curious as well when i saw your question so i looked it up. there doesn't seem to be a dominant control before the computer mouse, as it was not useful because the computer was simply a keyboard, designed to handle computer code. the mouse concept was there since the 50's in a military project. the modern mouse was invented by Bill English in 1972
The first marketed integrated mouse - shipped as a part of a computer and intended for personal computer navigation - came with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981. The ball mouse was invented as part of that project in 1972 by Bill English. However, the mouse remained relatively obscure until the appearance of the Apple Macintosh; in 1984 PC columnist John C. Dvorak ironically commented on the release of this new computer with…