Hardware Thread, Left handed mouse in Technical; i have the script to go from right to left handed, but for the life of me im battling to ...
11th April 2013, 04:03 PM #31
i have the script to go from right to left handed, but for the life of me im battling to get script to change it back to a right handed config...
11th April 2013, 05:47 PM #32
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Hi, I set this up for a member of staff not long ago. Are you using Group Policy? If so all I did was create a policy to add the registry setting as per the attached screenshot below and changed the scope to affect only her that way it follows her wherever she goes but doesn't affect the next user after her. Hope that helps.
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11th April 2013, 06:11 PM #33
would love to be able to do that unfortunately its a common profile thats used for all the kids on that one computer
11th April 2013, 07:08 PM #34
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Not directly at the moment but I think you can find it on cnet download.com. If you can't find it let me know. I'm sure it'll do the job for you. We were also faced with an insistent parent.
Originally Posted by ninjashadow
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11th April 2013, 09:33 PM #35
I have to say I am astonished and more than a little surprised at the comments so far.
If all computers were built left-handed and I was told to "just move it to the other side and adapt" I would be appalled!
Personally I work left-handed since I started to suffer from RSI in my right arm and it was not easy to adapt as I was already over 40 when I started.
I do have the mouse buttons reversed as this seems more intuitive i.e. index finger means left click. After more than 10 years I am now much more ambidextrous and can work a mouse with either hand on either side.
It amazes me though that nobody seems to have thought of just putting a switch on a mouse that switches the buttons around...this would seem to be the most obvious solution as it would be OS independent and would solve the problem (real or imaginary!).
11th April 2013, 10:17 PM #36
Maybe thats something you could make and patent before someone else get there :P
Actually, is there not a way (for those who dont have roaming profiles for users) we can run a command from a shortcut which will switch the buttons over?
Ah! Just found this...
Last edited by timbo343; 11th April 2013 at 10:26 PM.
11th April 2013, 10:56 PM #37
Last edited by timbo343; 11th April 2013 at 11:00 PM.
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ninjashadow (12th April 2013)
12th April 2013, 11:45 AM #38
I can confirm that SwapMouseButtons works fine on Windows 7 x64 . If anyone requests this ill be putting it on.
12th April 2013, 12:18 PM #39
Below is the final soulution i have. it is down to 1 file and is simple to use.
Ok so open notepad++ or notepad and paste the following code
public static extern Int32 SwapMouseButton(Int32 bSwap);
static void Main(string args)
int rightButtonIsAlreadyPrimary = SwapMouseButton(1);
if (rightButtonIsAlreadyPrimary != 0)
SwapMouseButton(0); // Make the left mousebutton primary
Save this code as swap.cs
Now for the tricky part. I’m assuming you are using windows and have .net framework installed. We need to compile this code
Create a batch file with the following lines. Note you will have to customise the location of the file in the code. Mine is D:\desktop\. Put in wherever you saved your file.
"%SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\csc " D:\desktop\swap.cs
(I have X86 so I’m assuming this is the location for the x64 version of .net framework.)
Save the batch file and run it.
In your saved location you should now have an .exe which will do the trick. You can shortcut it or whatever, it’s an all in 1 button which swaps backwards and forwards.
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