About ten percent of the world’s population is using their left hand as the dominant hand. This fact made their life a bit more challenging as many everyday items are designed for one specific hand position, and computer peripheral isn’t an exception.
Computer mouses are generally manufactured for right-handed people, but fortunately, you can switch the primary and secondary button on it so would be left-handed friendly.
Let’s take a look at how to switch mouse buttons for left-handed on Windows PC.
How to switch the mouse’s primary button in Windows 10
1. Go to Start Menu and click on the Settings button (symbolized by gears icon).
2. Select Devices option.
3. Go to Mouse menu on the left bar.
4. Now, select your primary button to Right.
5. After that, your Windows 10 will use the mouse’s right button as its main button instead of left. You may need some time to adapt when using the new configuration.
Not a Windows 10 user?
Then you still in luck because the mouse settings still can be accessed via the classic Control Panel interface which available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
How to switch the mouse to be left-handed on Windows 7/8
1. Find and launch Control Panel via Start Menu.
2. Select Hardware and Sound.
3. Under Device and Printers, select Mouse.
4. Check on Switch primary and secondary buttons. Click OK to confirm.
Will it work on all mouse?
Sure it will, no matter what the kind of brand or type of mouse you used. However, please make sure that the mouse you are converting is symmetric so it would be suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people.
The ergonomic and gaming mouse commonly designed for a specific hand. Hence, converting these mice to be left-handed probably not a good feat.
If you work for long hours, having a mouse designed for left-handed can be a good investment for your productivity and comfort. Here are some popular left-handed mouses.
- ELECOM Left-Handed Wireless Mouse with Trackball $49,99
- Perixx Wireless Left-Handed Vertical Mouse $19,99
I personally use Delux M618D (right-handed version) which strikingly has a similar design like Logitech MX Vertical but a fraction of the price. You may check it out!