Making your mouse left-handed in Windows 95,98,2000,Me


  1. Open the ' Start ' menu by clicking on the ' Start ' button or by pressing the ' Windows ' logo key (located between the ' Ctrl' and 'Alt ' keys on most keyboards) alternatively press ' Ctrl ' + ' Esc ' .
  2. Click on ' Settings ' or press the letter ' S ' on the keyboard.
  3. Click on ' Control Panel ' or press the letter ' C ' on the keyboard.
  4. Double click on ' Mouse ' or press the ' M ' key repeatedly until ' Mouse ' is highlighted and then press ' Enter ' .
  5. The ' Mouse Properties' page should be displayed as shown in Fig 1.

Mouse Properties Dialog Box
Fig 1

  1. If you are not already looking at the ' Buttons ' tab, either click on it or press ' Ctrl ' + ' Tab ' until it is at the front.
  2. Click on the ' Left-Handed ' option or press ' Alt ' + ' L ' to set the mouse buttons up for left-handed use.
  3. Click ' OK ' or press ' Enter ' to confirm your choice exit the ' Mouse Properties' page.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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