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Left handed use of dell mouse

I have a new Dell computer and mouse - I work in a large institution. When i use the mouse left-handed, I accidentally hit the little control buttons on the left side of the mouse - it is messing me up. Can i turn off those buttons?
There was no product information given to me, so i don't actually know the model name or number - it is optical.

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    There is no control for the side buttons on teh "Buttons" tab in the control panel. Does anyone know how to adjust the settings of these?

  • theGregster Jan 28, 2009

    to egadgetguy,
    At work, we have about these mice on about 15 computers. None
    of the computers have any mention of these buttons on the control panel->mouse->buttons tab.

    It looks like Dell created a mouse that has little buttons right where a left handers fingers hold the mouse, and provide no way to disable the buttons (short of using a sledge hammer).

    So a left hander just has to go to the additional expense of buying an additional mouse (or 15 of them)? Or feel like a klutz because the mouse keeps clicking on things we dont want them to?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    There is no buttons tab in the control panel/mouse... supposedly you need to download the dell mouse suite from their support site to change that funtionality.. although I have done all that.. and set the left mouse buttons both to 'None' for functionality & nothing seems to have changed.. even rebooted the box to see if that was necessary for the changes to take...



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Go to control panel, double click 'mouse', look at 'buttons' tab. Change as needed!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


What if you don't have a buttons tab?

Posted on Oct 17, 2008


Change out the damn mouse

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