05-01-2015 01:25 PM
When I use a mouse, I want to use it with my left hand, which means I want the mouse buttons reversed--right button is primary, left button is "right-click." I can set that up just fine. But when I don't have the mouse with me and I'm using the trackpad and its click zones, I want that to behave normally, with a left click being the primary.
I feel like I had this set up pretty well with my last laptop, which was a Dell with Windows 7. Now I have an X1 Carbon (3rd gen) with Windows 8.1, and I can't seem to make it work. I've tried installing the software for the Microsoft wireless mouse that I use. But I haven't found a combination of settings in Windows + the MS Mouse utility that give me what I want, so I end up having to just go into the setting and swap the buttons every time I plug/unplug my mouse.
Am I just weird (other than being left-handed)? I guess I can just use the mouse right-handed, but I like to swap so I'm not wearing out my wrist on one side. Anybody else have this setup working for them? Thanks.
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06-17-2015 12:07 AM
09-02-2017 06:23 PM
I have a similar issue and would like to sometimes use buttons instead of trackpad but cannot find a way to do that.
On my Dell, mouse and trackpad buttons had different settings for left/right and worked like a charm.
Don't know why it is so difficult on a Lenovo.