NewDeal Hot Tip 1516

[Hot Tips for...] General Use

Left-Handed Mouse

Are you left-handed? Do you want to switch the mouse buttons so that right clicks are left clicks and left clicks are right clicks? It's easy to do in NewDeal. Just run Preferences, Mouse and click the appropriate choice.

If you're using an older version of NewDeal which includes the Configure utility, use it to make your choice of the mouse button setting.

If you're using an even older version of the software, you can change the mouse button configuration by editing the GEOS.INI file.

  1. Exit NewDeal.
  2. Use your DOS editor, Windows Notepad, or any text editor to modify your GEOS.INI file as follows:
  3. Find the section named [input].
  4. If there is no [input] section, create one.
  5. Change the line
    left handed = false
    left handed = true
  6. If there is no left handed line, then add this line to the [input] section:
    left handed = true
  7. Save your changes to the GEOS.INI file.
That's it. If you have a three button mouse, the middle button will be unaffected.
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Last Modified 2 Mar 1999