Left and Right Hand Mouse Wars


#1

On my Windows 7 computer, I was able to do Ctrl+F12 and it toggled my mouse from Left to Right, and Right to Left. It got this ability from something HTG published a long time ago. The article said to save a copy of the program as it was no longer supported. I did do so, but I don’t remember the name of the program. I have about 100 saved programs and don’t know which one it is.

I tried to find this article again, but Howtogeek’s website has stopped working for me. It spams my computer with empty boxes and I had to push the off button on my computer to stop it.

Can anyone tell me the name of the left-right right-left program? And what is wrong with my computer that is preventing me from using HTG’s website?


#2

Did you mean the right and left click? You can do that from control panel. Type main.cpl in Run dialog box (Win+R). That open mouse control panel where you can configure that.

Looks like there is an experimentation going on. CC. @geek @wilsontp


#3

I was looking for the 1-click solution I used to have. We are changing it your way, but being in a household with 2-lefties and 3-righties but only 1 computer, everyone is complaining.

I hope HTG stops testing soon. I am afraid to pull it up now.


#4

With AutoHotKey it can be done with a single snap. If you successfully done that with my previous way the we come to short procedure.
Personally I didn’t try that. But your idea give me :bulb:


#5

Downloading autohotkey. I hope it is as easy as you describe.


#6

I found the original program finally. smb-install.exe It still works. I am back to 1-click mouse button switching.

Thanks for your suggestion about autohotkey. It looks interesting.


#7

I can’t understand the relaion between SMB and mouse click? Can you provide the link of that software? I would not recommend to use 3rd party apps for such easy task.


#8

It appears to be a how-to geek website. I could not find this on howtogeek.com’s search, but I did find it on a Google Search.

Look for “Left Handed in Liverpool” on the page. I did not download from the link this time though - once I had the program name I searched for it on old back-up copies.

PS: I never download anything unless I heard about it from HTG. I figure there are evil Russian Hackers everywhere and that HTG checks for them prior to recommending their software.