How Can I Change Mouse Settings for All Users?



peredo
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Pegasus \(MVP\) Wrote:
>
>
> 1. Log on under a non-admin account, e.g. "student".
> 2. Get everything just the way you want it, including your mouse
> settings.
> 3. Reboot the machine.
> 4. Log on as administrator.
> 5. Via the Control Panel / System, copy the "student" profile to
> the default user folder (c:\Documents and Settings\Default User).
> 6. Delete all other folders in c:\Documents and Settings that relate
> to user log-ins. Leave non-user folders as they are.
> 7. Repeat this process on the other 5 PCs.
>
> If this is too time-consuming then you can try a registry hack:
> - Identify the registry key that controls this mouse behaviour.
> - Write a script to apply this registry key to each PC at
> logon time.
>
> Unless you are highly experienced with registry hacks, the
> first method will probably get you there faster. It is also cleaner.

I like your second solution better. I would just as soon login to each
account on each machine and change the control panel settings as I would
to delete the current users and create new ones.

So, how do I identify the registry key that controls the side mouse
buttons on the MS Itellimouse Optical? I've looked in the registry
under HKEY_Current_User\Default\Control Panel\Mouse (or something to
that effect; I'm writing this on a Mac, so I can't easily check), but
didn't see anything that obviously controlled the side buttons.

Jim


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peredo

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
"peredo" <peredo.1pjloz@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:peredo.1pjloz@pcbanter.net...
>
> Pegasus \(MVP\) Wrote:
> >
> >
> > 1. Log on under a non-admin account, e.g. "student".
> > 2. Get everything just the way you want it, including your mouse
> > settings.
> > 3. Reboot the machine.
> > 4. Log on as administrator.
> > 5. Via the Control Panel / System, copy the "student" profile to
> > the default user folder (c:\Documents and Settings\Default User).
> > 6. Delete all other folders in c:\Documents and Settings that relate
> > to user log-ins. Leave non-user folders as they are.
> > 7. Repeat this process on the other 5 PCs.
> >
> > If this is too time-consuming then you can try a registry hack:
> > - Identify the registry key that controls this mouse behaviour.
> > - Write a script to apply this registry key to each PC at
> > logon time.
> >
> > Unless you are highly experienced with registry hacks, the
> > first method will probably get you there faster. It is also cleaner.
>
> I like your second solution better. I would just as soon login to each
> account on each machine and change the control panel settings as I would
> to delete the current users and create new ones.
>
> So, how do I identify the registry key that controls the side mouse
> buttons on the MS Itellimouse Optical? I've looked in the registry
> under HKEY_Current_User\Default\Control Panel\Mouse (or something to
> that effect; I'm writing this on a Mac, so I can't easily check), but
> didn't see anything that obviously controlled the side buttons.
>
> Jim
>
>
> --
> peredo

Identifying the registry key is the laborious bit. You take a
snapshot of the branch where you think the critical value is,
then change things via the Control Panel, then take another
snapshot. Now you compare the two snapshots. When
you believe that you have isolated it, apply it directly from
the Command Prompt and see if it has the desired effect.
This could take a while . . .


How Can I Change Mouse Settings for All Users?