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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 1:51:02 PM

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Hi,

I have a laptop with a trackpad, but also sometimes use an external mouse.
Is it possible to reverse the buttons on the external mouse, but leave them
non-reversed on the trackpad?

I use the external mouse left-handed, but use the trackpad with my right, so
I don't want to have the buttons globally reversed. Also, reversing the
buttons globally makes tapping the trackpad right-click instead of click.

Thanks much,
-Isaac

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Anonymous
August 12, 2005 7:42:50 AM

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On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 17:51:02 +0100, Isaac wrote
(in article <5F88C34A-A2D8-450F-8F64-1FB484871E8E@microsoft.com>):

> Hi,
>
> I have a laptop with a trackpad, but also sometimes use an external mouse.
> Is it possible to reverse the buttons on the external mouse, but leave them
> non-reversed on the trackpad?
>
> I use the external mouse left-handed, but use the trackpad with my right, so
> I don't want to have the buttons globally reversed. Also, reversing the
> buttons globally makes tapping the trackpad right-click instead of click.
>
> Thanks much,
> -Isaac
>
>

Use the software supplied with the mouse.
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 1:21:01 PM

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>
> Use the software supplied with the mouse.
>

I am. The mouse is a Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical, and the software
shipped with the mouse seems to simply be "Microsoft Mouse". (I
uninstalled/reinstalled to be sure, but with the same results.)

If I plug in the mouse and open the configuration program, I see the
IntelliMouse Optical as the connected device and can configure it. The
trackpad is not availabe to be configured. If I unplug the mouse and open
the program the reverse is true: I see the trackpad, but no mouse to
configure.

Either way, if I swtich the settings for one, the changes are applied
globaly; all of my pointing devices pick up any changes I make to one.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks much,
-Isaac
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