Swap the Mouse Buttons/Make your Mouse Left-Handed

Posted March 29, 2005 by AlexTheBeast in Windows

You can convert any mouse so that it may be used with left hand.


If you are left-handed, you can use this simple registry hack to swap the left and right mouse buttons.

The steps in this tutorial involve changing your registry. Proceed only if you have experience with editing the registry. Also, backing up your system and registry is a must.

Follow these steps to switch the left and right mouse buttons:

    1. Open regedit.
    2. Go to User Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse.
    3. Create a new REG_SZ (String value).
    4. Name it SwapMouseButtons.
    5. Set the value to 1 for swap.

If you need to change it back, change the value to 0.

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