How to Switch Mouse Button for Left-Handed on Windows

How to Change Mouse to be Left-Handed

About ten percent of the world population is using their left hand as the dominant hand.

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).

Windows 10 Settings icon

2. Select Devices option.

Windows Settings with arrow pointing at Devices

3. Go to Mouse menu on the left bar.

Mouse menu

4. Now, select your primary button to Right.

Change the primary button

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.

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How to switch the mouse to be left-handed on all Windows version

1. Find and launch Control Panel via Start Menu.

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2. Select Hardware and Sound.

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3. Under Device and Printers, select Mouse.

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4. Check on Switch primary and secondary buttons. Click OK to confirm.

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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.

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The ergonomic and gaming mouse commonly designed for a specific hand. Hence, converting these mouse 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.

I personally use this one (right-handed version) which cheaper but quite responsive and lightweight. You may check it out!

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