How to Switch Left and Right Mouse Buttons in Windows 11

Windows 11 has a simple way to change the primary mouse button. Here is how to swap or switch left and right mouse buttons in Windows 11.

By default, the primary mouse button in Windows is set to the left button on your mouse. The default configuration is so popular that we often use “left click” to say press the primary mouse button. Generally, for most users, the left button as the primary mouse button is perfectly fine.

However, there might be situations where you need to change the primary mouse button in Windows 11. i.e., swap left and right mouse buttons. There may be any number of reasons like switching mouse from right hand to left hand, damaged left mouse button, personal preference, wanting to try a new way to use the mouse, etc. No matter the reasons, Windows has had a pretty simple option to quickly switch left and right mouse buttons for a long time now. All you have to do is select the primary mouse button in the Settings app, and you are good to go.

So, without further ado, let me show you how to switch left and right mouse buttons in Windows 11. i.e., change the primary mouse button in Windows 11.

Switch left and right mouse buttons in Windows 11

To change the primary mouse button, you need to use the Windows 11 Settings app. Here is where to find the option and change it.

  1. Use the “Win + I” shortcut to open Settings.
  2. Select “Bluetooth & Devices.”
  3. Click on the “Mouse” option.
  4. Use the “Primary mouse button” dropdown menu to switch left and right mouse buttons.
  5. With that, you have changed the primary mouse button.
  6. Close the Settings app.

Detailed steps:

First, we need to open the Settings app. You can either right-click on the Start menu and select “Settings” or search for it in the Start menu. After opening the Settings app, go to the “Bluetooth & Devices > Mouse” page.

Use the dropdown menu next to the “Primary mouse button” option to switch left and right mouse buttons. For example, to set the right button as the primary mouse button, select “Right” from the dropdown menu.

switch left and right mouse buttons in Windows 11 - change primary mouse button in Windows 11

The default configuration is “Left.”

That is all. It is that simple to switch left and right mouse buttons in Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

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