If you’re left-handed, you can interchange the actions of the left and right mouse buttons — that is, you can tell Windows 7 that it should treat the left mouse button as though it were the right button and treat the right button as though it were the left. The swap comes in handy for some left-handers, but most southpaws I know (including my son) prefer to keep the buttons as is because it’s easier to use other computers if your fingers are trained for the standard setting.
The Windows ClickLock feature can come in handy if you have trouble holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse at the same time — a common problem for notebook users who have fewer than three hands. When Windows uses ClickLock, you hold down the mouse button for a while (you can tell Windows exactly how long) and Windows locks the mouse button so that you can concentrate on moving the mouse without having to hold down the button.
Screenshot On How To Reverse the left and right mouse buttons with one click.
To switch left and right mouse buttons or turn on ClickLock, follow these steps:
- Click Start. Immediately type mouse and press Enter. Then Windows opens the Mouse Properties dialog box, as shown in the above screen shot.
- If you want to switch the functions of the left and right mouse buttons, select the Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons check box.
- If you want to turn on ClickLock, check the Turn On ClickLock box and immediately click the Settings button. You can then adjust the length of time you need to hold down the mouse button for ClickLock to kick in.
- Click OK.
Note that, the changes take place immediately.