Powerbook - Touchpad settings for left-handed
  • xix
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 6 from 2021/5/15
    Hello,
    me as a left-handed person, I am struggling with the touchpad on my beloved powerbook. The main problem is the usage of the right mouse button. When using the right hand, the click is recognized every time. From my observation it is due to different position of the fingers. I've search and cannot really find a setting to change to left hand. Is there a setting or maybe a tool/utility to solve this problem. At the time of writing I have to use a mouse every time, which is not optimal :/
    Regards
    xix
  • »15.05.24 - 09:05
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    Tcheko
    Posts: 513 from 2003/2/25
    From: France
    Quote:

    xix wrote:
    Hello,
    me as a left-handed person, I am struggling with the touchpad on my beloved powerbook. The main problem is the usage of the right mouse button. When using the right hand, the click is recognized every time. From my observation it is due to different position of the fingers. I've search and cannot really find a setting to change to left hand. Is there a setting or maybe a tool/utility to solve this problem. At the time of writing I have to use a mouse every time, which is not optimal :/
    Regards
    xix



    You can probably look at some commodities for that.

    For example:

    https://aminet.net/package/util/cdity/leftymouse106

    This CX will probably swaps left/right mouse buttons. Let us know!

    EDIT:
    Just tested this tool. It does swap the mouse buttons fine. Extremely disturbing when you're used to 'right click' behaviour. :)

    [ Edited by Tcheko 15.05.2024 - 12:40 ]
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  • »15.05.24 - 11:38
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 3007 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    @Tcheko

    I think you've misunderstood. I've just tested and it indeed is hard to simulate a right click with the left hand. I'll have to try and see how...

    @xix

    You can enable 'Open menus by clicking the primary mouse button with ...' in Mouse settings and that'll make it easier for you to do right clicks.
  • »15.05.24 - 15:43
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  • xix
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    Posts: 6 from 2021/5/15
    @jacadcaps
    Very good hint, this makes it really much more pleasant to use the right mouse button as a left-handed person :) Thx
  • »23.05.24 - 17:48
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