Solved How to Change mouse Cursor direction for left-handed

November 26, 2014 at 11:44:24
Specs: Windows 7 64bit, 6gb
I am a left hander but with some things right handed can not use a mouse left handed! so i have to use the mouse turned 180% so the buttons are pointing towards my palm of my right hand. if i do not turn it around the mouse cursor goes in a different direction to what my eyes and right hand can not co-ordinate. very strange i know but would love to use a mouse the right way up. This is the same problem as with any desktop or laptop with a mouse (no problem with the laptop touch-pad): so not driver problem
Samsung Laptop 550P7C-S02- 17.3" Intel i7-3610QM 6GB 1.0TB

Cheers eskimo7

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November 26, 2014 at 22:46:11
I found these:

http://www.deepsoft.com/home/oddsan...

http://www.rjlpranks.com/pranks/bac...

The second is some prank software but shows there could be a software solution.

I also found reference to a trackball being an 'upside down mouse'. I wonder if you could force an install of trackball drivers but use a mouse instead of the trackball, would the directions be reversed?



#1
November 26, 2014 at 11:51:52
Your post is a little confusing. Are you asking how to use the mouse with either left or right hand?

If you simply wish to use it left handed then go to Control Panel> Mouse. You should have settings for each button or wheel on the mouse. Simply set them as desired.


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#2
November 26, 2014 at 12:00:34
Hi OtheHill sorry for my rambling, I use the mouse right handed at all times.I can not use a mouse at all left handed (although i am left handed). seems to be a hand eye co-ordination problem, my wife uses it the same way as me now, as she got fed up with turning the mouse around

thank you for the quick reply


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#3
November 26, 2014 at 12:02:46
In Control Panel > Mouse it might be called "swap primary and secondary button" or similar (if that is what you want to do) - intended for left handers.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
November 26, 2014 at 12:16:20
Hi Derek i have changed the button config, but alas as i can only use the mouse right handed. I do so many things right handed that when using my left hand for a mouse, cricket bat, golf club, i even eat right handed, my one brain cell seems to be unable to follow my hand to eye movement, i know of many people who have benefited from turning the mouse around, was wondering if there was a software or some fix for us mixed up left-handers

Cheers Eskimo7


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#5
November 26, 2014 at 12:26:34
In #2 above you state you only use the mouse right handed. In #4 you indicate you want to use it left handed.

BTW, I am left handed and do most things as a lefty. However, when I started using computers I used my right hand because many times I may need to use a different computer which will be right handed. I never felt that was awkward. I do play golf right handed, as those were the available clubs when I was learning 60 years ago.

Do you use a cordless mouse exclusively? Turning the mouse 180 seems to be awkward for depressing the buttons.


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#6
November 26, 2014 at 12:48:31
No i meant to say i want to use a mouse right handed correctly, i find it easy to use the buttons even thought the mouse is 180% i use both wireless and wired mouse configs. I ask as many people i know who have had similar problems with hand eye co-ordination, but they can use the mouse the same way i do when shown with no problem. so its not a drastic problem but would be nice to offer different advice to people who have the same problem as myself. As for the golf i am rubbish with left handed or right handed clubs neither handed seems natural or easy. I understand you when you say using the mouse with the right hand is a must really, as most people do have their mouse on the right hand side. so us lefties have to adapt or use things as not intended, a bit of RSI using the buttons like i do as well

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#7
November 26, 2014 at 14:06:24
So, if you turn the mouse 180 degrees then when you move it up the cursor goes down and move left the cursor goes right?

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#8
November 26, 2014 at 15:50:10
See if this link offers any assistance:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1583...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#9
November 26, 2014 at 15:53:46
Yes spot on Othehill, strange but true.

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#10
November 26, 2014 at 15:55:11
Cheers Mike will have a look at the links thanks. will get back to you with good news i hope

Cheers, Paul


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#11
November 26, 2014 at 20:47:31
If we could figure out how that happened in these:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Maybe it could be repeated.

For an external mouse I guess you could experiment by opening one up and swapping around the wires.

I'm right handed but the only way I can be on the computer and see the TV at the same time is to have the computer table to my left so I use the mouse with my left hand. Come on! You'll get used to it.


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#12
November 26, 2014 at 20:57:32
I will persist and hopefully follow some of the info on the other questions and probable fixes, will have a good look in the morning its 5am UK time so sleep for me, thank you for the links and i may well butcher a mouse to see if it works

Cheers Dave


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#13
November 26, 2014 at 22:46:11
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I found these:

http://www.deepsoft.com/home/oddsan...

http://www.rjlpranks.com/pranks/bac...

The second is some prank software but shows there could be a software solution.

I also found reference to a trackball being an 'upside down mouse'. I wonder if you could force an install of trackball drivers but use a mouse instead of the trackball, would the directions be reversed?


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#14
November 26, 2014 at 23:02:47
I'm using a Logitech mouse with the standard Microsoft Windows 7
driver. No special driver is supplied with this mouse and none was
recommended to be downloaded for it. However, I have had Logitech
mice that come with a disk, and it includes a configuration program
which allows you to change the angle that the pointer moves relative
to the angle that the mouse moves. You apparently want to change
the angle by 180 degrees.

I can't imagine how having the pointer move in the direction opposite
to the direction you move the mouse would be easier....

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#15
November 26, 2014 at 23:08:21
You said that you have no problem with the touchpad, but the touchpad
and mouse normally work exactly the same way: Move your finger or the
mouse to the right, and the pointer moves to the right. Having them work
in opposite directions would seem impossible to get used to if you use
both.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#16
November 27, 2014 at 18:15:12
Thank you all very much obliged will get to work over the weekend on some of your suggestions, I am afraid i am on "wife wants everything done now" penance for a few days. its a hard life

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#17
December 3, 2014 at 14:21:43
Have tried all suggestions but alas my upside down mouse continues. If i find something out i will post on here so anybody else with a RH/LH brain will benefit, they are out there but they struggle on with there mouse being a wandering pointer. Thanks for the links Daveincaps good links and a nice idea over the trackball drivers will give it a go. I have emailed a few mouse companies to see if they have any in house ideas. Thank you all

Sorry for the delay in responding the old winter Flu (man cold got me)

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