Change Mouse Click Position from Left to Right in Windows

While surfing on the internet, I have found that many Windows users are getting issues while doing a right-click with their mouse. In simple words, they want to change context menu position from left to right while doing mouse right click. Due to, I encouraged to create this article to help them, wherein, users can change mouse click position from left to right.

This happens due to default “Tablet PC Settings” in a Windows computer or whenever you have installed a fresh copy Windows in your machine. For an experiment, when I “Reset my PC” which has installed Windows 10. As a result, I found, by default the context menu position of the mouse is on the left. This could happen to Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 and Windows 10.

Change context menu position of mouse click

Change Mouse Click Position – Easy Fix

Windows has an option to use mouse with the right hand and a context menu will appear to the left of your hand, or use mouse with the left hand and a context menu will appear to the right of your hand.

In solution, follow the below steps and change mouse click position or context menu position from left to right:

Note: I did it on my Windows 10 laptop and tested on another Windows OS as well. The following solution will work in Windows Vista and later Windows versions.

Step 1. Open “Control Panel”, then locate and click on “Tablet PC Settings” or use the shortcut on run command to open tablet PC settings as below:

  1. Press “Win + R” to launch run command box
  2. Type or copy, shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E} and click OK button to open directly tablet PC settings on a Windows PC.

Step 2. As a result, you will see a tablet PC settings screen as shown in below image with following options:

  1. Right-handed (Menus appear to the left of your hand)
  2. Left-handed (Menus appear to the right of your hand)

Step 3. As we require to change context menu position from left to right. Therefore, select the radio button for “Left-handed” to choose the menus will appear to the right of your hand. Then, click “Apply and OK” to save the action and close the screen. Check the below image which clarifies the action.

change mouse click position

The above action will take immediate effect to the mouse click settings. Now to check, you can go to your desktop screen and right-click to the free space area or right-click on any folder and file. This time context menu options will open on the right side as per the changed tablet PC settings.

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