Switch Primary and Secondary Mouse Buttons or Right and Left Mouse Buttons in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Jen M

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Steps

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    Start off by accessing the 'Control Panel'
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    To do so, we need to press the 'Start Menu' button in the lower left corner of the screen.
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    Click on 'Control Panel'
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    Once the 'Control Panel' window opens, we need to go to 'Hardware and Sound', click it once
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    We will be brought to a new section.
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    In this section, we need to locate 'Mouse' under 'Devices and Printers'
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    Click it once. A new window will open.
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    In this window, we will be in the 'Buttons' tab
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    By default, the primary button is the left button, and the secondary is the right button on your mouse.
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    We can switch this by clicking on the 'Switch primary and secondary button' checkbox
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    This means that in order to click 'OK', 'Apply', 'Cancel' or do anything at all, we need to right click instead of left clicking on the mouse.
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    Once we're ready, we can right click on 'OK'
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    We can close the 'Control Panel' window by right clicking on the 'X' sign
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to switch primary and secondary buttons on the mouse on Windows 7 computers
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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