Mouse Configuration in Windows 7 for Left Handed Users

May 1, 2010 | Filed under Windows 7


By default, Windows assume that you are a right hand user because the forefinger or index finger is used for left clicking and middle finger for right clicking. Moreover the mouse cursor is pointed to the left. There are left handed mouse which gives a more ergonomic feel to let the user enjoy the comfort and control of a mouse without compromising their natural work style. However there are some changes that needs to be made in order to fully be compatible with left handed users.

First of all, you should make the most basic change which is switching the primary and secondary buttons. Go to Control Panel and select Mouse to open the properties window. At the button configuration, click on the checkbox for “Switch primary and secondary buttons” to enable the option. Now left handed users are able to use their index finger to left click and middle finger to right click like the right handed users.

Left handed mouse configuration

The mouse cursor will still point to the left. To change the cursor for left handed users which points to the right, you can download the mouse cursor and animation file from MSDN. There is an instruction file that has step-by-step information on how to use the MSDN left-handed mouse pointers.

Download Left-Handed Mouse Pointers

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