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- I want to see things larger.
- I want to change my text and background colours.
- I want to change my font type.
- I want my computer to read text.
- I want to make my keyboard easier to use.
- I want to make my mouse easier to use.
- I want to voice-control my computer.
I want to make my mouse left-handed.
Not many people know that you can easily switch the buttons on your mouse.
The easiest finger for clicking a mouse button with is your index finger (the one next to your thumb) , and the most commonly used button for clicking is the left mouse button, so by default your computer mouse is setup for a right-handed person.
Most left-handers either use the mouse in their right-hand, or in their left-hand with the left-click button under their middle finger. Neither option is very satisfactory.
This section explains how to setup your mouse if you are left-handed.
Making your mouse left-handed in Windows 7
' Ease of Access Center ' has replaced Accessibility Options in the ' Control Panel'.
Open ' Ease of Access Center ' press ' Windows ' logo key + ' U ' or click Start button ' Control Panel ' + ' Ease of Access ' + ' Ease of Access Center '.
Select ' Make the mouse easier to use ' and then ' Mouse settings ' under see also.
This will open the ' Mouse Properties ' window.
You can also reach the ' Mouse Properties ' window via ' Control Panel ' + ' All Control Panel Items ' + ' Mouse '.
Under the ' Buttons ' tab you can alter the Button Configuration this will allow you to swop over the buttons from the default left click to a right click for selection and dragging. Click to select ' Switch primary and secondary buttons ' or ' Alt ' + ' S ', see Fig 1.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.