How To Customize Mouse Settings

Like desktop customization, you can also customize the speed of the mouse pointer, switch the roles of buttons from left to right or even change the standard mouse pointer to different symbols. That’s lot of fun.

 

Option 1. Adjust Pointer Speed



This is applicable with Windows XP:
 
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel (in Category View).

2. Click Appearance and Themes.

3. Under See Also, click Mouse Pointers.

4. On the Pointer Options tab, under Motion, drag the slider left to make the pointer move slower, or right to make the pointer move faster. If you choose a fast speed, make sure that the Enhance pointer precision check box is selected (this provides better control of the pointer when moving it at short distances), and then click OK.
 
 

Option 2: Change Button From Right To Left


 
If you are left-handed and like to change mouse setting so that you can work comfortably with left-hand, you can do that and here is how (applicable with Windows XP):
 
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click Appearance and Themes.

3. Under See Also, click Mouse Pointers.

4. On the Buttons tab, under Button configuration, select the Switch primary and secondary buttons check box.

5. Click OK.
 
 

Option 3: Change Mouse Pointer Style



You can change the mouse pointer with great flexibility. You can change the normal mouse pointer to dinosaur too (applicable with Windows XP)

Steps to switch from standard mouse pointers:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click Appearance and Themes.

3. Under See Also, click Mouse Pointers.

4. On the Pointers tab, do one of the following:

- Switch all of your pointers at once, in the Scheme list, click the scheme you want.
- To change pointers one at a time, in the Customize list, click the pointers you want to change. After each selection, click Browse, click the pointer image you want to assign as a replacement (a preview of the image displays in the lower left-hand corner), and then click Open.
 
5. Click Apply and OK to complete the procedure.

 
Hint

In the absence of mouse, the following keyboard shortcut tricks can be handy. Press the Windows key (WinKey) to open the Start Menu. It can be found between the Ctrl and Alt keys on the keyboard. Press the cursor keys to move around the menu items. Press the Enter key to open a highlighted item. Press the Alt and F4 keys simultaneously to close the item.

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