It’s quite a norm that all computer mouse devices are ergonomically designed for right-handed users. But there are mouse devices available which are specially designed for the left-handed populace or the ones which can be used by either hand. Before you start looking for such devices, did you try configuring your mouse to work with the hand of your choice? You can switch mouse buttons – left to right in a few simple steps.
Switch Left and Right mouse buttons to make the Mouse Left-Handed
By default, a mouse device is configured to be right-handed, with its primary button on the left and secondary on the right. The primary button is used for functions like selecting and dragging. You can make your mouse left-handed by swapping its predefined functionality. Follow these steps:
Change Left & Right mouse buttons using Windows Settings
T swap or change Left & Right mouse buttons on Windows 11:
- Open Settings
- Select Bluetooth & devices settings
- On the right side, locate and click open Mouse
- Against Primary mouse button, you will see the menu to make the switch.
There’s another quick way to switch mouse configuration on Windows 10, here you can directly hop into your mouse settings. Follow these steps:
1] Right-click the ‘Windows’ icon and select ‘Search’
2] Type ‘mouse’ and select ‘Mouse Settings’ from the search results
3] Under the ‘Select your primary button’ drop-down, select ‘Right’
You are done!
Read: How to reverse Mouse and Touchpads scrolling direction in Windows?
Swap Left and Right mouse buttons using Control Panel
- Go to the Start Menu
- Search for Control Panel
- Once you are on the Control Panel, hit Hardware and Sound
- Under Device and Printers click on Mouse
- In the Mouse Properties window, check the Switch primary and secondary buttons box.
- Click ‘OK’ to save changes.
Done, now your primary select button on your mouse device is your right button, and the secondary button (commonly referred to as right-click) is the left button.
Read: Windows Pointers & Mouse Settings for left-handed people.
The world around us is very right-centric, and everything from pencils to computer devices expects you to use your right hand.
This trick will surely help you turn your mouse functionality around.