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#1 zedaxax

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:06

Is there any way to make both right and left mouse buttons behave so that they are both LEFT click?

My kid has little fingers, and last time he managed to delete something which forced me to reinstall.

I searched google, but to no avail.

Thank you in advance.

EDIT : I made a mistake in the title - i meant left button

Edited by zedaxax, 16 April 2009 - 20:35.



#2 vetPL_

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:07

You mean left, right? All right-click would be quite difficult to use :p

If you're using OS X it's right there in System Preferences.

#3 Tony.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:12

How about you just put him in a restricted environment so he can't delete anything important?

#4 OP zedaxax

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:37

@pure legend - I am using xp. Yes both buttons do right click.
We tend to play really simple pc games & watch movies. He tends to click both buttons randomly.
Yes i could get a smaller mouse.

Maybe i should simply get a one button mac mouse. Did not think of that. Thanks.

@tony - "restricted environment"? All his stuff is on a limited user account, are you suggesting i make all files "read only"? Sounds like a plan.

Edited by zedaxax, 16 April 2009 - 19:44.


#5 Zapadlo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:52

I'm sorry, I'm confused. How did he delete something that forced you to re-install? (Windows I presume) given he is on a restricted account.

Despite not understanding your problem making both mouse buttons right click is far from optimal solution.

#6 OP zedaxax

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:19

Do you have a child?
It is amazing what they can do, he managed to get a blue screen of death once. Give him your mobile phone and he will randomly manage to unlock the keypad lock and call the last person you want to call on speaker mode....

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Basically his little fingers are all over the place, he tries, he is 4yrs old, and likes for example this game he will mistakenly right click, get adobe preferences and where it goes from there is clik everything, while i make dinner.

Yes i prefer him not to play on the pc or watch hence building stuff outside etc, but the peer pressure of his kindergarten friends requires the occasional update.

one kid of 4 even has a nintendo ds ffs.

so basically i need a one button mouse.
Left click = LEFT clik
Right Clik = LEFT Clik
Scroll button = LEFT Click

I wont even start about the keyboard.

One button mac mouse seems to be simple solution.

Edited by zedaxax, 16 April 2009 - 20:34.


#7 vetSimon

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:26

You realize a right click brings up a menu which allows him to do those devilish things, right?

I think you mean left click. Unless you're left handed.

#8 OP zedaxax

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:29

ooooops :blush:
Yes i meant left click

(I am left handed, machine he uses is right handed)

will now edit the above. :shame:

Whichever way all buttons do not allow for context menu.

#9 vetStephen

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:29

i think this gent could be left handed?

#10 Fish

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:35

I guess it depends on your mouse, and what software it uses, but most pointing devices let you define what every button does within it's Control Panel applet. Should be straight-forward to set up your mouse so that both (or all) buttons "left-click". More advanced mouse software will let you create profiles so you can switch between different setups when needed.

#11 Zapadlo

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:41

That game is pure win by the way.

#12 -KJ

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:54

Try X-Mouse:

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I tried it out and it works. Set the Right Button drop down to "Left Click" and you're all set.

#13 Solid Knight

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:56

Tell him to quit randomly pressing buttons.

#14 -KJ

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 20:59

Check out Toddler Keys and Child Proof also, it may be helpful: http://tk.ms11.net/

#15 CoolCatBad

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:36

Microsoft IntelliPoint will do this.



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