How to make your mouse easier to use

There are a number of ways you can adapt your computer to make it easier to use the mouse. These guides explain how to customise your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux), so that you can use the mouse more easily with your left hand, as well as how to slow down the mouse pointer and increase the delay between clicks when you want to double-click the mouse.

There are a number of ways to do this…

Make your mouse left-handed

Change the settings in your operating system to switch the functions of the left and right buttons on your mouse.

Slow down your mouse

Change the settings in your operating system so that you can slow down the way the mouse moves the pointer on the screen.

Slow down your mouse's double-click speed

Increase the amount of time between clicks of the mouse button for the computer to recognise a double-click.

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