How can I change the left and right mouse buttons?

Computer MouseMicrosoft Windows users can change the properties of their mouse buttons by following the steps below.

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 users

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Settings and then Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, double-click on the mouse icon.
  4. In the Mouse properties window, click the Buttons tab and select the action for each of the buttons.

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Settings and then Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, double-click on the mouse icon.
  4. In the Mouse properties window, click the Buttons tab and change the button configuration from right-handed to left-handed.

Additional information

  • See the mouse and right-click definitions for further information and related links.