How to Swap Left and Right Mouse Buttons on Windows 10

Keyboard and mouse icons in Windows 10

Left-handers only make up 10% of the world’s population and face everyday obstacles that right-handers might not think of. One of these problems should not be the use of a right-handed mouse. Here’s how to swap your mouse buttons on Windows 10.

Swap the mouse buttons from the control panel

Access the Control Panel by searching for “Control Panel” in the Start menu, then selecting “Control Panel” from the search results.

The Control Panel window appears. Here, select “Hardware and Sound”.

In the “Devices and Printers” group, select the “Mouse” link.

Now you will be in the “Mouse Properties” window. Here, check the box next to “Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons” in the “Button Configuration” group. Select the “Apply” button in the lower right corner of the window to apply the change.

Swap the mouse buttons in the Settings menu

Use the “Windows + I” shortcut on your keyboard to open the Settings menu. Here, select the “Devices” option.

Then select “Mouse” in the left pane.

You will now see a wide selection of customizable options for your mouse. The first option listed is to select the main button on your mouse. Open the list and select “Right” to swap the mouse buttons.

Swap mouse buttons from the Registry Editor

Open the Registry Editor by searching for “Regedit” in the Start menu and selecting “Registry Editor” from the search results.

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Once opened, access the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel Mouse

In the right pane, scroll down until you see the “SwapMouseButtons” option. Select this item.

Once selected, the “Edit String” window will appear. In the “Value data” text box, enter “1” to set the right mouse button as the main button. Select the “OK” button to save your changes.

To restore mouse commands, repeat these steps and enter “0” in the “Value Data” text box.

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