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How to Change Mouse Button Functions Windows 10

Changing keyboard keys is not the easiest thing to do however, there is a myriad of apps available that can make it really easier. If nothing else, then you can use AutoHotKey to remap keys. Along with a mouse, you normally have two buttons, and one scroll wheel that you can click with. All three perform important functions so it’s not like you have a button to spare actually. That said, you can also buy a mouse that has six (or more) buttons and you might need to customize what some of them do as well. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Change Mouse Button Functions Windows 10. Let’s begin!

Well, left-handers make up only 10% of the world population and face daily obstacles that right-handers might not think about. Well, using a right-handed mouse doesn’t have to be one of those problems. Let’s see how to swap your mouse buttons on Windows 10.

How to Change Mouse Button Functions Windows 10

There’s no shortage of free apps that can remap mouse buttons however if you are using a mouse that has more than the usual number of buttons, then it is possible that it comes with a special driver or app that lets you remap the buttons as well. If there is no companion app that goes with your mouse, or it does not support button remapping, or you are just using an ordinary mouse. Then you can use X-Mouse Button Control to remap mouse buttons as well.

Out of the box, Windows 10 also lets you switch the primary click button on a mouse, however, nothing else.

You have to download X-Mouse Button Control. It has both an installable version, and a portable version as well. Pick whichever you want to use and then run the app.

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By default, the app will list mouse buttons that you can actually modify. Your mouse may not have all of these buttons however, the app will list them anyway. Then open the dropdown next to the button that you need to remap.

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You should go through the whole list of items in the dropdown. It lists quite a few common actions that you might want one of the buttons on your mouse in order to execute. Choose them and tap on Apply.

If the list of actions does not have what you need the button to do. Then open the dropdown and choose the ‘Simulated Keystrokes’ option. In the window that opens, enter the keyboard shortcut that you need to execute. You will have to follow the syntax given in the same window. It’s really easy to follow and tells you how to use modifier keys, and other buttons in order to enter a keyboard shortcut.

You should also look for the options in the ‘How to send the simulated keystrokes’ dropdown and decide when the shortcut should be executed as well. Tap Ok, and then Apply on the main app’s window as well.

X-Mouse Button Control supports multiple profiles so if you want to modify mouse buttons for some apps. Then you can create a profile and use it only for that particular app.

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