How do I switch cordless USB mouse button functions?

Sony VAIO
August 1, 2015 at 07:00:41
Specs: Windows 7 SP-1 32-bit, Intel Core i3 2.4GHz/6GB
My wife's laptop has a cordless USB mouse. She used to go to Control Panel->Mouse and select the Buttons tab to "Switch primary and secondary buttons" in order to use the mouse on her left hand.

But now for some reason the Mouse Properties dialog has no Buttons tab! (Recent change, but not sure when.) I checked for a newer driver, but the system reports there is none. Also, the "Roll Back Driver" button is greyed out.

How can we get the Buttons tab back?!?

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#1
August 1, 2015 at 09:14:30
Try rebooting the system & then check Control Panel > Mouse

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#2
August 1, 2015 at 09:15:56
Worth trying this as it's easy:

Go to Device Manager and expand out the entry for you mouse. Right click it and select Uninstall. If it offers to uninstall the "software" the DO NOT let it. When you restart the system it will set the driver up again, which has sometimes been known to fix things.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 2, 2015 at 01:27:48
The system has been rebooted a number of times with no change. I even did Windows Update today, and still there is no Buttons tab in the Mouse Properties dialog.

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#4
August 2, 2015 at 01:33:46
Hi Derek, thanks for the suggestion. Looked promising, so I tried it.

But no change - still there is no Buttons tab in the Mouse Properties dialog. However, the mouse did switch to left-handed function, even though I had no way to tell it to do so!

Getting stranger by the moment... : /

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#5
August 2, 2015 at 07:10:54
Very odd indeed. If there was a specific driver that came with the mouse (on a disc or whatever) then uninstall it and re-install it.

Otherwise, if the problem came along recently, I guess you could use Windows System Restore, although it would seem like taking a sledge hammer to crack a nut. Keeps your own stuff though - just type System Restore in Search and select a date before it happened.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
August 2, 2015 at 07:48:37
Please provide the brand name of the cordless USB mouse.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#7
August 3, 2015 at 07:29:34
Mouse model: Logitech M185

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