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Inverting mouse clicks

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I was wondering if there was some way to switch the mouse clicks. I know you can do this my going to Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Switch primary and secondary buttons... Is there some sort of dll you can call to do this automatically?

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the registry, ive seen it somewhere, you might be able to google it.

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Registry would make sense:

HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse\SwapMouseButtons

0 for standard 1 for inverted as you want.

However i have just been toying with it, and if i change it in the registry, it does not take, it only applies if i change it via control panel and click apply.

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Registry would make sense:

HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse\SwapMouseButtons

0 for standard 1 for inverted as you want.

However i have just been toying with it, and if i change it in the registry, it does not take, it only applies if i change it via control panel and click apply.

That's like changing the desktop wallpaper, you can change the registry entry but nothing happens... I was hoping there was some sort of dll that would actually activate the inverted style.

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You would do it with a simple api call Piano Man:

;Set SwapMouseButton to true.  Now the left button will be the right button and vise versa.
DllCall("user32.dll","int","SwapMouseButton","int",1)
sleep(5000)
;Now that you see that it worked, it gets real annoying real fast.  So you have to switch it back:
DllCall("user32.dll","int","SwapMouseButton","int",0)

That should do it.

@DllCallBeginners: If you plan to call user32.dll frequently, use DllOpen() and then DllCall() the open dll handle. Don't forget to close it when you are done with DllClose().

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You would do it with a simple api call Piano Man:

;Set SwapMouseButton to true.  Now the left button will be the right button and vise versa.
DllCall("user32.dll","int","SwapMouseButton","int",1)
sleep(5000)
;Now that you see that it worked, it gets real annoying real fast.  So you have to switch it back:
DllCall("user32.dll","int","SwapMouseButton","int",0)

That should do it.

@DllCallBeginners: If you plan to call user32.dll frequently, use DllOpen() and then DllCall() the open dll handle. Don't forget to close it when you are done with DllClose().

-The Kandie Man ;-)

Thanks, that works great!

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