How to Change the Mouse Settings for a Left- or Right-Handed Person

by Ryan Maxwell
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Generally, computer mouse devices are ergonomically designed for right-handed users. However, there are also mouse devices that are designed for use by either hand or designed specifically for left-handed users. Configuring your mouse device to work with the hand of your choosing can be done in a few easy steps.

Step 1

Click the "Start menu" button and select "Control Panel" from the menu.

Step 2

Double-click the "Mouse" icon in the "Control Panel" folder. This will bring up the mouse properties for your particular device.

Click on the button labeled "Left-handed" or "Right-handed" in the button configuration tab of your mouse properties window. Click the "Apply" button to finalize your settings. If your mouse device settings do not have a "Left-handed" and "Right-handed" button, you can switch the button settings by reassigning the left button to "secondary click" and the right button to "primary click".

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About the Author

Ryan Maxwell began his professional freelance writing career in 2009. He is a former U.S. Army military police officer, as well as a published poet and photographer. While attending Finlandia University, Maxwell majored in criminal justice with a minor in English studies. Ryan is also very skilled in computer maintenance, upgrade and repair with almost 20 years of experience.

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