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Reverse the Mouse Buttons (All Windows)

By default the left mouse button is the primary mouse button and the right is the secondary. This tweak lets you swap those buttons around to make the right the primary, which may be useful for left handed users.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "SwapMouseButtons" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SwapMouseButtonsREG_SZ"1"|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
Value Name: SwapMouseButtons
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 for normal, 1 = swap buttons)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 21, 2002