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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.
  • Tap ‘Settings’ then tap ‘Ease of Access Centre’ from the search results.
  • Using a mouse move the mouse pointer to the upper right hand corner of the screen, then move the pointer down to select ‘Search’ and enter Ease of Access in the search box.
  • Tap ‘Settings’ then tap ‘Ease of Access Centre’ from the search results.

Fig 1 - Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Making your mouse left handed

Windows 7

  • Ease of Access Center has replaced Accessibility Options in the ‘Control Panel’.
  • Open Ease of Access Center press ‘Windows’ logo key + ‘U’ or click Start button ‘Control Panel’ + ‘Ease of Access’ + ‘Ease of Access Center’.

Windows 7 and 8

Step 1

  • Tab to or click to select ‘Make the mouse easier to use’.
  • Press ‘Alt’ + ‘S’ or 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’.
  • Under the Buttons tab you can alter the Button Configuration this will allow you to swop over the buttons from the default left click to a right click for selection and dragging. Click to select ‘Switch primary and secondary buttons’ or ‘Alt’ + ‘S’,  Fig 1.

Fig 2 - Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Making your mouse left handed

Fig 1

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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