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How to make the mouse move left handed in Windows 8.1

How to make the mouse move left handed in Windows 8.1

To open the 'Ease of Access Center' in the Control Panel

  • Press the 'Windows' key + U.

Or

  • Move the mouse pointer to the upper right hand corner of the screen to reveal the charms.
  • Click on the 'Search' charm – the one with the magnification glass icon.
  • Type the query 'Ease of Access Center' in the search box (Fig 1).
  • Click on the button 'Ease of Access Center'.


Figure 1: Using the search to go to the Ease of Access Center


Figure 2: Ease of Access Center

To make your mouse move left handed

From the 'Ease of Access Center':

  • Click ‘Make the mouse easier to use’.
  • Click to select ‘Mouse settings’, under 'See also'. This will open the ‘Mouse Properties’ window. You can also reach the ‘Mouse Properties’ window via ‘Control Panel’ + ‘All Control Panel Items’ + ‘Mouse’.
  • In the 'Buttons' tab, check ‘Switch primary and secondary buttons’. This will allow you to swap over the buttons from the default left click to a right click for selection and dragging (Fig 3).


Figure 3

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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