Mouse orientation



splify
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
down.
The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
that way.

I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
name and it was quite a long time ago.

The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
inversion option.

Can anyone help?

frodo@theshire.org
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
if it is a microsoft mouse, the intellipoint software has an orientation
feature. you may have to go back to an earlier version, I don't see it in
the latest version 5.2, but I have a trackball, so it may simply be
disabled in the trackball settings. I do remember it being present when
I had an actual mouse.

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
You are joking of course.. how does anybody use a mouse if the buttons are
obscured by the palm of one's hand?..



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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"splify" <splify@bezeqint-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
> as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
> down.
> The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
> considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
> that way.
>
> I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
> and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
> name and it was quite a long time ago.
>
> The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
> inversion option.
>
> Can anyone help?
>

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Give him a wireless mouse, a small piece of plywood (to put on his lap) and
have him turn his chair and face away from the screen.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"splify" <splify@bezeqint-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:429c682e$1_1@alt.athenanews.com...
> I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
> as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
> down.
> The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
> considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
> that way.
>
> I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
> and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
> name and it was quite a long time ago.
>
> The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
> inversion option.
>
> Can anyone help?
>

AllenM
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Very simple. Move it to the other side of the keyboard.

"splify" <splify@bezeqint-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:429c682e$1_1@alt.athenanews.com...
> I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
> as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
> down.
> The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
> considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
> that way.
>
> I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
> and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
> name and it was quite a long time ago.
>
> The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
> inversion option.
>
> Can anyone help?
>

Bill Sharpe
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
It's just a case of getting used to contrary movement:
When you move the mouse to the left the cursor scrolls to the right.
When you move the mouse up the cursor scrolls down.

Alternatively, turn the monitor upside down. I suppose that may bring up
other difficulties.

Perhaps he could start over and learn to use the mouse properly with his
other hand.

He could use the keyboard alternatives to the mouse.

He could buy a trackball, which stays put.

Practically speaking, though, I don't see how one can easily click on
the mouse buttons or scroll the mouse wheel when using it upside-down,
as another poster has already pointed out.

Bill

"AllenM" <allen.myake@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Very simple. Move it to the other side of the keyboard.

"splify" <splify@bezeqint-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:429c682e$1_1@alt.athenanews.com...
> I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
> as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
> down.
> The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
> considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
> that way.
>
> I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
> and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
> name and it was quite a long time ago.
>
> The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
> inversion option.
>
> Can anyone help?
>

AllenM
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
OK. After reading the other posts I'm getting the feeling that this has got
to be a hoax. How can anyone put in the time and effort so that a certain
individual can switch the button functions of a mouse. This has either got
to be an executive or their administrative assistant. Otherwise, I myself
would just tell the person to deal with it. But if you want to go that extra
yard to satisfy the user go out and spend $30 and get them a new Microsoft
Intelligent mouse where you can switch the button capabilities within
Control Panel/Mouse. Seems like a lot of time and effort over something non
productive. By the way for our viewers amusement can you take some digital
photos of this person using the mouse turned upside down?

"Bill Sharpe" <bsharpe@nsadelphia.net> wrote in message
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> It's just a case of getting used to contrary movement:
> When you move the mouse to the left the cursor scrolls to the right.
> When you move the mouse up the cursor scrolls down.
>
> Alternatively, turn the monitor upside down. I suppose that may bring up
> other difficulties.
>
> Perhaps he could start over and learn to use the mouse properly with his
> other hand.
>
> He could use the keyboard alternatives to the mouse.
>
> He could buy a trackball, which stays put.
>
> Practically speaking, though, I don't see how one can easily click on
> the mouse buttons or scroll the mouse wheel when using it upside-down,
> as another poster has already pointed out.
>
> Bill
>
> "AllenM" <allen.myake@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23O5Qk$iZFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Very simple. Move it to the other side of the keyboard.
>
> "splify" <splify@bezeqint-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:429c682e$1_1@alt.athenanews.com...
>> I'm looking for a program that would invert the X\Y axis of the mouse,
>> as i have a client who got used to using the mouse , well upside
>> down.
>> The point is it isn't comfortable for him to use it like that
>> considering you lose all argonomic hold on the mouse while holding it
>> that way.
>>
>> I had a program installed on his computer but he deleted it by mistake
>> and now i can't find that same program again as i don't remember its
>> name and it was quite a long time ago.
>>
>> The standart microsoft software doesn't offer that orientation
>> inversion option.
>>
>> Can anyone help?
>>
>
>
>


Mouse orientation