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Making your mouse left handed

Not many people know that you can easily switch the buttons on your mouse. The easiest finger for clicking a mouse button with is your index finger (the one next to your thumb) , and the most commonly used button for clicking is the left mouse button, so by default your computer mouse is setup for a right-handed person. Most left-handers either use the mouse in their right-hand, or in their left-hand with the left-click button under their middle finger. Neither option is very satisfactory. This section shows you how to setup your mouse if you are left-handed.

Chrome OS / Chromebook – Making your mouse left handed

Created November 2017 Step-by-step instructions on how make your mouse left handed by swapping the order in Chrome OS on Chromebook computers. Attach your mouse to your Chromebook. Make sure you are signed into your Google Account you use with

macOS 10.12 Sierra – Making your mouse left handed

Created May 2017 This page gives you step-by-step instructions on how to change your mouse so that it can be used left handed. Terminology: ‘Alt’ refers to the ‘Option’ key ( ⌥ ) If you have enabled ‘Use F1, F2, etc.

Windows 10 – Making your mouse left handed

Left-handed users can change the behaviour of the mouse to make it easier to use. Windows allows swapping the mouse buttons, so the right button becomes the main one, and the left button the secondary one. Like other accessibility features,

Windows 8.1 – Making your mouse move left handed

Left-handed users can change the behaviour of the mouse to make it easier to use. Windows allows swapping the mouse buttons, so the right button becomes the main one, and the left button the secondary one. Like other accessibility features,

Windows 7 and Windows 8 – Making your mouse left handed

Windows 8 To open the Ease of Access Centre press ‘Windows’ logo key +‘U’ On a touch-enabled device, swipe in from the right hand edge of the screen then tap ‘Search’ and enter Ease of Access in the search box.

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