Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Mouse switch

Mouse switch

Mouse switch

This is simple but I cant do it.

I changed my mouse to left handed using the mouse properties in control panel. After a couple of months I wanted to switch back to right handed and that was no problem (fill the box or empty it). But now when I restart the machine it defaults to left handed which drives me nuts - easy to change but I have to do it every time I restart, which seems rather silly.

Anybody have any idea how I can fix the problem?

RE: Mouse switch

If you go to start-run and type in "regedit" and search for "swapmousebuttons" you will find it under the "control panel" directory and manually change the value to 0 or 1.  0 and 1 basically stands for yes and no, I am not sure which is which.  Change the value and reboot to see if it works.  Before changing, it might be good to save a copy of the registry, just in case.

Business Card     http://mech.e.tripod.com
Cycle Heaven.......www.tailofthedragon.com

RE: Mouse switch

You're probably seeing the results of an over-zealous security operation, and your system restore is 'mending' your registry each time you set it. Change your mouse setting in Control Panel, and then set a new system restore point.

Good Luck
To get the best from these forums read FAQ731-376 before posting

Steam Engine enthusiasts: www.essexsteam.co.uk

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close